Causa Justa :: Just Cause kicked off our Utilities On! campaign on Thursday, September 2nd at our Foreclosures Make Us Sick press conference and release of our report, Rebuilding Neighborhoods, Restoring Health, written in collaboration with the Alameda County Public Health Department. The report is the only of its kind to document the public health impact of foreclosure.
The press conference highlighted a key finding in our report: foreclosures have forced many tenants into unhealthy and substandard living conditions. We found that 43% of tenants in foreclosure worry about being forced out or evicted and that more than 30% of tenants in foreclosed properties report that they are living in unhealthy places with substandard conditions such as mold, rodents, and cockroaches.
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See news coverage of the report!
Oakland Tribune front page article: Foreclosures Heavy Toll on Health
San Francisco Chronicle front page article: Foreclosures Can Make you sick, report says
KCBS Radio: Is foreclosure making you sick?