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Tip Sheet: 3 Ways to Help Patients with Evictions and Foreclosures during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resource Topic: COVID-19, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Emerging Issues

Resource Subtopic: Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Enabling Services (ES), COVID-20.

Keywords: Access to Care , Housing, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs).

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Other.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This is a tip sheet that outlines 3 ways health care providers and staff can work with legal aid attorneys to help patients facing possible evictions and foreclosures while also working to strengthen long-term housing protections.

Resource Details: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased rates of unemployment. As a result, more and more people are facing housing evictions and foreclosures that threaten their health and well-being, and this trend will continue in the coming months. By working with legal aid attorneys in their community, health care providers can do many things to help patients facing a possible eviction or foreclosure.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.