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Towards an Emergency Housing Response to COVID-19 in Georgia

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University of Toronto

Originally published as: Prentiss A. Dantzler, Elora Raymond, Dan Immergluck, Lauren Sudeall, Frank S. Alexander, Michael Rich, Dan Pasciuti, John Travis Marshall and Allen Hyde "Towards an Emergency Housing Response to COVID-19 in Georgia"  Medium, May, 2020.

The COVID-19 crisis is a public health and economic emergency. This crisis threatens to overwhelm health care systems and generate high rates of mortality and morbidity. Recent polls estimate that nearly 1 in 5 workers have been laid off or had their hours cut.[1] This crisis demands bold responses, especially to protect the most vulnerable. This includes not just the medically vulnerable but also those at risk of being displaced from their homes due to lost income during the economic fallout.