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“Without stable shelter, it all falls apart.”

This quote from Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City succinctly captures the impact of housing – of having a place to call home – on an individual’s mental, physical and financial well-being.

IN OUR COMMUNITY | HOUSING INSTABILITY & INDIVIDUALS | YOUR SUPPORT

Without stable housing, “everyday” needs or actions like these can be more challenging:

  • storing personal/healthcare items
  • setting up space for work or school projects
  • preparing simple meals like ramen or macaroni & cheese

Housing Instability and…

EMPLOYMENT
Working renters who lose their home, often as a result of eviction, are up to 22% more likely to lose their job. (Source)

PHYSICAL HEALTH
Consistent access to public transportation to one’s job, grocery stores with nutritious foods, safe spaces to exercise and other resources are all correlated with improved health outcomes. (Source)

MENTAL HEALTH
Research suggests that the more housing instability incidents an individual has been exposed to, the poorer the individual’s mental health is likely to be. (Source)

Last year in our community:

When you support Interfaith, you’re providing non-perishable food to individuals in transition, housing support to those looking for their next home, financial guidance for renters and more.

In this video clip, long-time Sleep Out participant Henry Brantingham shares why he supports Interfaith in his desire to help members of our community.