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Understanding the Intersection Between Climate Change, Housing, and Public Health


2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST | May 18, 2022

Climate change is a public health threat that has already begun to erode the availability of safe and accessible housing, a critical social determinant of health. Climate-caused extreme weather events, like increased flooding are not experienced equally across all populations; rather, the primary harms are being disproportionately experienced by frontline communities of color and those living in low-income neighborhoods. Health equity requires identifying law and policy solutions that prioritize the needs of communities most vulnerable to climate harms and understanding the role that climate change plays in undermining housing security. Attend this webinar to learn about these topics, which will include a climate-focused lens as well as identifying law and policy approaches to housing affordability and availability. 

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Understand how climate change impacts access to safe and affordable housing for frontline communities.
  • Learn about legal and policy approaches to housing affordability and availability.


Betsy Lawton, J.D., Deputy Director, The Network for Public Health Law – Northern Region Office


  • Melissa Jones, M.P.A., Executive Director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
  • Maria Lopez-Nuñez, Deputy Director, Organizing and Advocacy, Ironbound Community Corporation
  • Brianne Schell, J.D., Staff Attorney, The Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region Office

Attendees may qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits. ASLME is an approved provider of CLEs in several states, and will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the we