Posts in 'Health'

Within Cook County, over half of all renters spend more than 30% of their income on housing each month, putting them over the threshold at which they are considered rent-burdened. So, what happens when a housing market that’s already on shaky ground gets hit with a pandemic?
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 began earlier this year, it’s been hard to go a day without thinking about health. When one thinks about maintaining their health in these times, we generally think of diet, exercise, and social distancing. However, these factors do not paint the full picture.
Now settling into their new homes, we chatted with two of our newest homeowners, Denae and Shaunavera, to see what benefits and opportunities the initial months of homeownership have provided them, and what having a home has meant to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the peak of US lockdowns, a staggering 94% of Americans were impacted by stay-at-home orders used to stem the outbreak of COVID-19. But what happens when happens when the place people are sheltering in is also taking its own toll on their health?
Housing is a foundation for our lives; when we build from a place of stability and affordability, we see other areas of our lives prosper. However, the United States has long struggled with a housing crisis characterized by unaffordable housing costs and inadequate housing conditions.
The more we learn about COVID-19, the more we learn about how to best protect ourselves and our communities. With that in mind, we have put together a brief DIY video for mask-making tips and tricks with materials that are likely already in your home.
Among many other benefits, did you know spring cleaning is good for both your mental and physical health?