Better housing is crucial for our health and the COVID-19 recovery


This paper by The Health Foundation sets out the links between housing and health and explores the inequalities in housing across different groups and types of tenures. It then consider the impact of COVID-19 on housing so far, future risks and possible ways forward.

The paper highlights three critical factors linking housing and health, namely: Quality and condition; Stability and security, and Affordability. Furthermore, it explains that COVID-19 has been an intensifier for all three of these existing factors and, in the light of these, considers the role of housing in the spread and experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.