Housing is a Public Health Crisis

Crowded, multi-generational homes have become tinderboxes for COVID-19 transmission among Latinos in San Francisco. In the hyper-gentrified Mission District, some single rooms are occupied by 10 people; individuals pay $300 a month to live in a closet.
 
Data Point: Latino people make up just 15% of the city’s population but nearly half of its reported COVID-19 cases so far.
 
The situation underscores advocates’ most basic demand: prioritize housing.

“The pandemic is just one more reason beyond basic humanity,” said Chirag Bhakta of the Mission Housing Development Corporation.
 
Bloomberg CityLab

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