As we thank our health workers during National Public Health Week, communities across the country continue emergency response to COVID-19. In the Bay Area, residents have been sheltering in place for weeks and grappling with the threat posed by this global pandemic—not just to our health, but to widening existing inequities in our housing and economic systems.
The challenge is great, but there are promising solutions. Smart policy plus people power can help solve our housing crisis and economic inequality. The work has new urgency, as our longstanding housing challenges collide with the new public health threat of COVID-19.