Forty-six billion dollars in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) during the COVID-19 pandemic may have bolstered food budgets by alleviating housing costs, yet impacts on household food insecurity (FI) and other health outcomes are unknown. This study will investigate to what extent ERA programs led to reductions in household FI or other key improvements such as caregiver mental health and child preventative care. This study will also test for differential impacts by race and ethnicity, and will elicit narratives on the experience of securing ERA and the impacts of ERA on FI, dietary practices, caregiver mental and phyiscal health, and child preventative care.
Start Date: June 2023
ID #: 283-5108
Principal Investigator: Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH, and Kathryn Leifheit, PhD, MSPH
Organization: Johns Hopkins University
Funding Round: ARPA2
Age Groups: Adolescents (grades 9 to 12), Adults and Families, Elementary-age children (grades K to 5), Pregnant women, infants and toddlers (ages 0 to 2), Preschool-age children (ages 3 to 5), Young adolescents (grades 6 to 8)
Resource Type: Grant Summary