New Report on Health Impact of Foreclosure Crisis

Rebuilding Neighborhoods, Restoring Health: A Report on the Impact of Foreclosures on Public Health

The Oakland based community organization Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) has partnered with the Alameda County Public Health Department to assess and help alleviate health impacts of foreclosure in Oakland’s hardest hit neighborhoods. They have just released this report as well as an executive summary of the report.

During the summer of 2009, CJJC went door-to-door in select East and West Oakland neighborhoods to conduct an in-depth survey on the health impacts of foreclosure. Survey findings, supplemented by local data and recent secondary research, are presented in this report. The report examines the many pathways by which foreclosures are taking toll on individual and community health.

Read the report to learn about the findings and recommendations.  

The report has received press coverage in The San Francisco Chronicle and The Oakland Tribune.