Safeguarding access to safe, stable, affordable housing is a critical policy ingredient for healthy child development. Action is needed now – Congress must work to pass comprehensive provisions that will support families in maintaining a safe and stable roof over their heads through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ongoing COVID-19 emergency has turned families’ lives upside down. With many children still home from school and child care, millions of adults out of work, and widespread fear of catching the virus, families’ stress levels are at an all-time high. The economic downturn that has accompanied the spread of COVID-19 has touched every corner of the nation and left many families struggling to meet their most basic needs – including the ability to keep a safe and stable roof over their heads. With a temporary eviction moratorium in place, families renting their homes are safe from eviction for non-payment of rent, but only for now.
Download the resource below to learn more about the intersection of housing and development for babies during COVID-19 and how Congress can help ensure families with babies remain stably housed during the pandemic.