A Note From Health Foundation of South Florida on COVID-19

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. Like many in our community and around the country, the Health Foundation of South Florida has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Now, as our region braces to confront this global pandemic, we wanted to take a moment to share some insight we believe is particularly important at such a challenging time.

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The lack of affordable housing has an impact on a family’s health — a negative one

This is the time of year to reflect on our blessings and think about the struggles of those who are less fortunate. As housing costs in Miami-Dade continue to skyrocket, too many around us are unable to find quality, affordable housing. It’s a challenge that exposes them to health hazards and limits their ability to meet other basic needs, including access to healthcare. While most of us can imagine the immediate trauma of not having a place to call home, it can be harder to grasp the long-term consequences of homelessness and housing instability on people’s lives.

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