The COVID-19 pandemic quickly exposed pre-existing gaps and vulnerabilities with respect to housing and homelessness. What has become abundantly clear is that good housing policy and good health policy cannot exist without each other. There are fundamental interdependencies with regard to housing, health, social and economic systems.now aim to emerge stronger from COVID-19 and this must include a clear housing focus based on equity and resilience.
In late March, I led a Housing Action Team, comprised of a diverse group of senior leaders from various sectors. We came together to highlight new and emerging issues, collectively identify solutions, and plan for longer term recovery and the creation of a diverse set of affordable and market rental housing opportunities. Together, we formed policy actions and considerations that are aimed at providing stability for cities and people as well as stimulating economic recovery and building resilience through protecting and increasing the supply of housing. For more information, please visit: