The COVID-19 mandates and policies that were implemented by both the state of Illinois and the City of Chicago, such as the eviction moratorium, dramatically improved health outcomes by alleviating the financial stress of many households. Discussing social determinants of health and evaluating the impact that each social determinant had on housing and health outcomes allows for an in-depth look at the overall concept of housing in Chicago and the health outcomes of low-income individuals. Comparing the housing laws in place before COVID-19 at the federal, state, and local levels allows for analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 policies and state mandates in response to the pandemic. This paper will discuss the positive and negative impact of these policies and executive orders on housing in Chicago. Thus, highlighting the future importance of affordable housing in Chicago and health outcomes.
COVID-19 Policies & Their Impact on Housing and Health Outcomes in the City of Chicago,
DePaul J. Health Care L.
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