Partners leading the work on the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response released new resources last week to provide guidance for homelessness systems on leveraging funding from the CARES Act and other sources to address the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness.
Making the Case for the Framework is a brief guide that provides an overview of the Framework and why and how it should be used to further racial equity. The group also released a brief video that provides additional context and information.
The Equity Based Decision Making Framework, developed by the National Innovation Service, is designed to support communities in implementing the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Response. This guide lays out three strategies that give accountability to people experiencing homelessness and position customers of homelessness service systems and programs as decision-makers and power-holders within these systems.
The partners will soon release additional guidance outlining the specific ways CARES Act funding can be used to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness. This guidance will help state and local governments maximize the impact of CARES Act funding by targeting resources to populations with the greatest need.
Download the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response at: https://tinyurl.com/y93zhpow
Read the Making the Case for the Framework guidance at: https://tinyurl.com/yaca2mx8
Read information on Equity Based Decision Making Framework at: https://tinyurl.com/y9axp35c
Watch a video about the Equity Based guide at: https://youtu.be/XANzoniPUkg