Policy Spotlight: Women’s Housing Precarity During and Beyond COVID-19

July 29, 2021

Policy Spotlight: Women’s Housing Precarity During and Beyond COVID-19

Authors

  • Brenda Parker
  • Janet Smith

As state and federal eviction moratoriums expire, millions of people across the country face the possibility of losing their homes, and the disparate impact of COVID-19 on women's economic prospects makes them especially vulnerable to eviction. This Policy Spotlight illustrates how everyday gender disparities contribute to housing instability for women and describes how COVID-19 amplified these disparities. The authors offer suggestions for policymakers looking to not only stem the coming wave of evictions but also to help women and families find long-term stability.


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Research Area: Equity, Justice, and Human Flourishing

Policy Initiative: none

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