Join March 16 Webinar on Non-Congregate Sheltering and FEMA Reimbursements

NLIHC’s Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC), the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and the National League of Cities (NLC) will hold a webinar on the use of FEMA reimbursements to house individuals experiencing homelessness and residents of congregate care facilities in non-congregate shelters such as hotel rooms. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 1:30 pm ET. Register for the free webinar here.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, homelessness and housing advocates have pushed for the use of FEMA-reimbursed government funds to shelter unhoused individuals and residents of congregate living facilities in hotel rooms and other non-congregate shelter. Unhoused individuals and individuals with disabilities are at particular risk from the virus and many reside in facilities that make stopping infection difficult. With recent news that FEMA will increase the percentage of reimbursements it provides, advocates around the country are working to further non-congregate sheltering programs

The March 16 webinar will focus on this life saving program, including how the program has operated, opportunities for further expansion, and how the program can interface with permanent housing solutions as the pandemic subsides.

Webinar presenters will be Ann Oliva, visiting fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Jason Elliott, senior advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom, Joy Moses, director of the Homeless Research Institute at the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Germán Parodi and Shaylin Sluzalis, co-executive directors of the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, and Andreanecia Morris, executive director of Housing NOLA.

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