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)
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
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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.