This short paper from the American Hospital Association (AHA) describes five actions hospitals and health systems can take to address housing instability and improve health in their communities:

  1. Screening patients for social needs and connecting them with community partners
  2. Informing patients and employees about available housing resources and protections
  3. Providing access to safe, temporary living arrangements for patients and employees
  4. Investing in housing stabilization efforts
  5. Supporting community partners in advocating for policies that stabilize housing

Read the paper