Donate Now: Healthy Columbia Crisis Housing Assistance Fund
Housing is healthcare – the assurance of safe and adequate housing improves overall health and when housing is lost or in jeopardy people’s health suffers. It seems common sense then that the two should not operate in isolation.
As we enter the next phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic many are facing unparalleled financial burdens. Millions of people across the country and thousands in Lancaster County are unemployed and uncertain of if and when they will be able to return to work or find new employment. Reports indicate that over one third of all households in the United States missed their rent or mortgage payment on April 1, 2020. Others are making tough choices between maintaining their housing or paying for food and medicine.
CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, as a part of our Healthy Columbia Project, is committed to doing all we can to assure no family, child or resident in Columbia faces homelessness in the midst of Pandemic. Much as we mobilized to create the Healthy Columbia Crisis Meals Initiative, we have identified resources to create the Healthy Columbia – Crisis Housing Assistance Fund to help residents of Columbia who have experienced a loss of income as a result of COVID-19 maintain their housing. Funds are limited but we are seeking supporters and partners.