Covid-19 and Housing Precarity?

By Urban Systems Lab

The current pandemic lays bare disparities in the precarity and quality of housing… Housing conditions drive many health outcomes, with poor and insecure housing causing many of the underlying conditions that increase vulnerability to Covid-19… [Overall], and counter-intuitively, given that many assume that housing density drives highly infectious disease transmission, we find that both rent burden and housing pressure display much stronger relationships with population level infection rates than crowding.

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