CHPC Event: A/Cs for New Yorkers During COVID-19
On May 29th, CHPC hosted a virtual event to discuss the City’s plan to distribute air conditioners to senior New Yorkers this summer.
Thank you to our event sponsor:
- Eric Klineberg, author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago
- Benjamin Strong, Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness at NYC’s Department for the Aging
- Jainey Bavishi, Director, Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
Keeping New Yorkers Cool During A Global Pandemic
New Yorkers respond to hot summers by spending more time outside our apartments, at the beach or pool, and in air-conditioned spaces such as movie theaters and libraries. During a typical summer, New York City creates cooling centers during dangerous heat waves to help elderly and vulnerable neighbors access safe, cool spaces. In Summer 2020, these options are likely to be severely limited.
Housing Policy Solutions for COVID-19
Providing A/Cs to all New Yorkers who need them is one of 12 housing policy solutions for COVID-19 in an issue brief by CHPC.
Density & COVID-19 in NYC
CHPC finds that population density is not associated with COVID-19 case rates, indicating that density is not a key determinant of the pandemic’s impacts.
CHPC Policy Responses to COVID-19
See more research by CHPC on how housing policy can aid NYC’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.