Housing, Homelessness, and COVID-19 in Massachusetts

Safe, stable, and affordable housing is essential to health. Yet, since Governor Baker’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium expired in October 2020, individuals and families across Massachusetts are now facing the added threat of unstable housing and homelessness during the height of the pandemic. People experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of COVID-19, and many U.S. health and shelter systems are not equipped to meet their needs. Hear from a panel of housing and homelessness experts as they address the intersection of housing, racial justice, and health, and discuss ways to address inequities, including opportunities for health and human service organizations, policy, and activism. Panelists: • Andrea Campbell, Boston City Councilor, District 4 • Cassandra Clay (SSW’79), Professor Emerita at Boston University School of Social Work and Board Member, Metro Housing Boston • Josh Cuddy, Director of Health and Housing Initiatives, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance • Katie McCann (SSW’19, SPH’20), Community Organizer, City Life/Vida Urbana • Tom Byrne, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Social Work (moderator) Free and open to the public. 1.5 free continuing education credits are available for social workers licensed in Massachusetts, after completion of a brief quiz.

When 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, December 14, 2020
Location Online Zoom webinar
Contact Name Nilagia McCoy
Phone 617-358-1889
Contact Email nilagia@bu.edu
Contact Organization Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health
Fees Free