Black tenants are substantially over-represented among households facing an eviction filing.
In 2018-2019, less than half of Philadelphia tenants were Black, yet 65.9% eviction filing defendants were Black. By contrast, white Philadelphians account for a third of tenants but just 17.3% of eviction filings.
Ongoing Efforts in the Philadelphia Community
Temple Health, Keystone First, Health Partners Plan, and Resources for Human Development, Inc are collaborating on the “Housing Smart” pilot program, which aims to improve the health of homeless patients by providing them with housing subsidies and support services. Thus far, there has been a 75% decrease in emergency department visits and 79% decrease in inpatient admissions among participants in the program.
Efforts listed here may be independent of Accelerate Health Equity. Check back to learn about a broader list of health equity efforts.