Report: Race, housing insecurity, and COVID-19 are connected – Generocity Philly

(From CLS’ report “COVID-19’s Impact on Race and Housing Security Across Philadelphia: Philadelphia Renters Report”)

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS) commissioned COVID-19’s Impact on Race and Housing Security Across Philadelphia: Philadelphia Renters Report to identify to what extent Black and other communities of color which are experiencing high rates of COVID-19 are experiencing, or at risk of, eviction and other forms of housing instability.

43% of those surveyed lost employment due to COVID-19, and nearly 60% have lost income (or hours worked) since the pandemic began. Generocity asked Rasheedah Phillips, CLS’s managing attorney of housing policy, what else the city needs to do to aid vulnerable residents.

Source: Report: Race, housing insecurity, and COVID-19 are connected – Generocity Philly