A national solution is necessary, Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, says over email. “The piecemeal approach that federal, state, and local governments have taken to prevent evictions and foreclosures leaves millions of low-income people confused about whether moratoriums apply to them and at risk of falling between the policy cracks,” she says. “We need a uniform national policy that assures each of us we won’t lose our homes in the midst of a global pandemic. Housing is healthcare. In this public health emergency, when our collective health depends on our ability to stay home, we must house people who are currently homeless and prevent any additional people from becoming so. Quick action to prevent increased homelessness is needed: This is not just a moral imperative, but also an urgent public health necessity.” … [Read more...] about How are people supposed to pay April rent if they lost their jobs due to coronavirus?
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A 2017 qualitative analysis found that one of the big reasons people with psychiatric disorders don’t take their medication is because of a negative attitude toward medication. “It took me a long time to see that medication was good for me,” says Seider, who adds that taking medication has been an important part of his own recovery. Ultimately, Seider wants people to be able to see how their mood can shift when they change even small aspects of their day-to-day, like social media habits. … [Read more...] about Feeling down? This app shows you which websites are stressing you out
If you own a home, you could consider opening a home equity line of credit as a financial backstop. The loans let you draw on your home equity — the difference between the value of your home and any mortgage you already have. At the end of 2019, nearly 45 million homeowners with mortgages had ‘tappable’ home equity, $119,000 on average, according to the research firm Black Knight. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | How to build an emergency fund in the middle of an emergency
Another area VanDyke sees as crucial for Ford’s marketing communications at the moment is using its reach to amplify the call for help among its charitable partners, who may need it now more than ever. “For example, we’ve been supporting disabled American veterans’ charity for more than 100 years, and right now they’re under pressure, because they need people to deliver food and things like that,” says VanDyke. “So we’re using some of our media to let people know how they can help. That’s essentially the next round of things you’ll see from us.” … [Read more...] about How Ford is balancing the company’s coronavirus action and brand advertising
OPEN BRIEF: Global Call to Creatives for COVID-19 invites designers to submit smart, clear, accessible public health messaging during a global health crisis. Through this initiative—the first of its kind for creative communities from the UN—the intergovernmental organization plans to potentially use some of the creative ideas in its own campaigns. Selected designs will help flatten the curve, the organization’s central goal, and minimize the number of COVID-19 cases in communities that the virus has yet to hit hard. … [Read more...] about How to use your creativity to fight Covid-19, according to the UN