A New Reality
COVID-19 has and will continue to severely exacerbate existing and long-standing social inequities affecting vulnerable and underserved communities in disproportionate ways. Individuals and families already experiencing housing instability, unemployment, limited healthcare, and food insecurity have felt the burden far more acutely than others. For these communities, COVID-19 has amplified and compounded economic, health, and racial inequities and revealed in stark and terrible terms the consequences of the historic disparities in which we live. While many efforts around COVID-19 are seeking a return to "normal”, for many communities "normal" was never equal or equitable.
Rather than return to the old normal, we must now focus on building more equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities.Learn More