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Habitat for Humanity and COVID-19

Now more than ever, Habitat for Humanity’s work is critical.

For many families, those who were already struggling with a need for decent and affordable housing, their daily lives have only become more challenging. For others, those who find themselves affected by the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the future is newly uncertain.

These are the families who now more than ever need the hand up that we can provide. Even in these times — especially in these times — we continue to work tirelessly toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat’s approach to resuming operations and programs

Decisions to resume operations at Habitat affiliates will vary greatly based on the status of the pandemic in the communities we serve, directives from state and local governments, and the capacity of the affiliates to modify their operations in a way that prioritizes safety.

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Housing is the prescription we need

Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat, discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the housing crisis we were already facing.

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