Most of us consider our home a sanctuary, a shelter and a place of security. But “home” takes on new meaning when it becomes essential to protect health, and the lives of family members and our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has also shined a spotlight on the fact that not everyone had a safe, stable place to call home before the pandemic hit – and many more find themselves at risk now. The close connection between health and housing is explicit in this moment. Everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable, are being directed to stay at home to protect health and to ensure our healthcare system can meet and manage the demands it faces.