The NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) and the National League of Cities (NLC) will hold a webinar discussing 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 safely 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 unique risk from the virus and many reside in facilities that make stopping infection difficult. With the recent news that FEMA will be increasing the percentage of reimbursements it provides, advocates around the country are working to further non-congregate sheltering programs The 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, 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.
You can register for the free webinar here: https://bit.ly/2O2sEmP