Next Week’s Podcast Reiterates Housing Is Health Care. Meanwhile, Supreme Court Ruling Puts Millions At Risk for Eviction.


August 27, 2021

Stay tuned for our upcoming episode of the Voices for Human Needs podcast, launching next week! In this episode, co-hosts Abigail Alpern Fisch and Leo Nguen will discuss issues of housing, health care, and policy to address the challenges for those experiencing poverty and facing homelessness. You will hear from two members of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council: Dr. Courtney Plasden from Portland, Maine, the council’s clinical director, and Art Rios Sr., the Chair of the National Health Care Consumer Advisory Board based out of Portland, Oregon. Courtney and Art share how their lived experiences with homelessness influence their ongoing work providing direct services to homeless populations both before, and during, the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, we will be joined by Steve Berg, the Vice President of Policy and Programs at the National Alliance to End Homelessness in Washington D.C. Steve shares how advocates at the grassroots and federal levels must continue to push forward policies during the budget reconciliation process and economic recovery legislation that could make a real difference in the lives of those at risk of, or facing, homelessness.

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The sense of urgency to enact the policy priorities discussed in this next episode are all the more relevant by the just-announced Supreme Court ruling overturning the extended federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The extended moratorium was scheduled to be in effect through October 3rd for renters living in communities with high transmission of COVID-19, as declared by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. The Supreme Court’s decision puts millions of renters immediately at risk of losing their housing. Many of CHN’s partner organizations are calling upon state and local governments to take immediate action to keep renters stably and safely housed. See below actions you can take now.

Actions you Can take now!

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