HOUSING IS HEALTHCARE
Housing Medically Vulnerable People without Homes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Medical experts across the world advise tell us: wash hands, keep distance, and stay home. But you can’t follow this advice if you don’t have a home. Worse yet, unhoused people are more likely to have chronic medical issues that put them at higher risk for serious illness or death from the coronavirus. Also, Black citizens in St. Louis—who are at higher risk from the virus—make up a disproportionate number of people without homes and face more housing discrimination. So what do we do?
The T has joined a regional partnership to bring this life-saving medicine to our unhoused friends . We find a way to house people, because housing is healthcare.