The NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition will continue to push for a broad array of resources and protections, including emergency rental assistance and eviction prevention assistance, a national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, and emergency funds for homelessness service providers, housing authorities, and housing providers, among other recommendations. For more information, see DHRC’s full list of recommendations, which will continue to be expanded and refined.
Next City interviewed NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel as part of an article on the COVID-19 crisis’ potential to unite the housing movement.
An article, How to File Taxes if You’re Experiencing Homelessness, release by the Get It Back Campaign, a project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, provides important tips and answers for tax filers who are experiencing homelessness.
NLIHC and the National Women’s Law Center released a fact sheet on housing priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. These recommendations cover both the need for immediate housing assistance for individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as structural fixes to address the underlying reasons for our country’s persistent housing crisis. You can also view
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project released a nationwide map of eviction moratoriums and tenant protections.
Stateside created a 2020 state and local government COVID-19 response chart to track state legislative actions, executive agency actions, and local government actions related to the pandemic.
The National Consumer Law Center launched a new COVID-19 & Consumer Protections page to provide updates on their efforts to protect renters and homeowners during the pandemic. The organization is also offering free access to the digital edition of “Surviving Debt: Expert Advice for Getting Out of Financial Trouble” – the NCLC’s comprehensive guide to navigating debt for consumers and their advocates.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released an updated overview of changes to unemployment insurance payments and eligibility. The center also released a list of recommendations to broaden eligibility for stimulus rebates.
The Center for Policy Development released a table showing the distribution of CDBG supplemental funding released by the CARES Act.
The National Conference of State Legislatures will be collecting federal agency announcements related to COVID-19 on it’s website.
A report from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health contains recommendations for metro areas dealing with COVID-19 response. It includes a recommendation for providing alternative housing to individuals experiencing homelessness and others lacking space for quarantine.
With the passage of the third coronavirus stimulus package on Friday, advocates are now beginning to push federal agencies to release funding as soon as possible. For more details on what’s in the bill for housing and homelessness, see NLIHC’s full analysis and chart. An analysis of the eviction moratorium found in the bill is available here from the National Housing Law Project.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness will be holding a webinar series covering a wide variety of topics related to COVID-19 and homelessness. The first – covering federal funding opportunities – will be happening this coming Wednesday at 3:00pmET. The second – covering national protocol on shelter operations during the pandemic – will be happening this Thursday at 3:30pmET. Additional webinars are planned, covering street outreach on April 7 and FEMA’s COVID-19 efforts on April 9.
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty’s Housing Not Handcuffs Campaign released a letter template for organizations to send their elected officials calling for a moratorium on the clearing of homeless encampments during the pandemic.
National Innovation Services released an equity framework for emergency management and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Lawyers Guild released a Know Your Rights guide for individuals living under a state of emergency.
NLIHC has developed a map showing housing and homelessness data as well as the number of COVID-19 cases for every county in the continental United States.
NLIHC and the National Housing Law Project sent a letter to HUD and the USDA asking the agencies to take aggressive steps to preserve the housing stability of low-income communities.
Enterprise Community Partners has released a webpage containing policy recommendations and resources for state and local leaders.
Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice released a series of asks regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus bill that includes increased homeless assistance funding and a halt on evictions and foreclosures.
The Housing Assistance Council released a letter calling for a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for USDA Sec. 502 housing. They have also released a page of resources on COVID-19/Rural Housing.
The Center for American Progress released a blog article calling for increases assistance for homeless individuals and families in the face of the coronavirus.
The Urban Institute released a special website cataloging their scholars’ response to policy moves as the pandemic continues.
Urban Institute’s Housing Matters blog looked at the effects of pausing evictions and how any moratorium must be connected with robust rental assistance.
The National Housing Law Project also released a Model Eviction Moratorium Act to serve as an example for jurisdictions working to stop evictions during the COVID-19 crisis.
Lone Star Legal Aid released a blog post on the relationship between Coronavirus isolation and domestic violence.
Healthdata.org released this set of projections of hospital resources based on COVID-19 fatalities. The data can be broken down by state.
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