NLIHC released on July 15 a special Spanish-language edition of the recently released Tenant Talk: A Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Shelter in Place Requires Shelter. Una Respuesta a la Pandemia de COVID-19 – Quedarse en el Lugar Requiere Albergue is a special edition of Tenant Talk, a publication dedicated to low-income residents and their allies, focuses on the unique challenges being faced during the pandemic by people experiencing homelessness and low-income renters, including those in public and other assisted housing; how municipalities, states, and the federal government are responding – or failing to respond; and how advocates are mobilizing for solutions. Access the Spanish-language edition of this Tenant Talk at: https://bit.ly/3fyyrcE
This Tenant Talk explores issues such as: 1) how people experiencing homelessness are especially at risk for COVID-19; 2) heath challenges with congregate shelters and how states are using hotels to deconcentrate shelters and homeless encampments; 3) how high unemployment is disproportionately impacting low-income people, especially low-income people of color; 4) the increase in domestic violence during the pandemic and where victims can get help; 5) the impact of school and university closures; and 6) impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants. This edition also describes housing and homelessness provisions and resources of the “CARES Act,” how much more is needed, and how low-income advocates and allies can take action to ensure the essential housing components of the House-passed “HEROES Act” are enacted.
We encourage low-income residents and resident leaders to join NLIHC’s regular Tenant Talk Live webinars. Tenant Talk Live provides opportunities for residents and resident leaders to connect with NLIHC and one another, to share best practices, and to learn how to be more involved in influencing federal housing policies and to lead in their community. NLIHC is hosting these webinars every two weeks during the COVID pandemic and focusing on resident actions in response to the crisis. The next session, focused on using social media, is today, July 20 at 6 pm to 7:15 pm ET. Register here: https://bit.ly/37rKOUw
Access the Spanish-language edition of this Tenant Talk at: https://bit.ly/3fyyrcE
Access the English-language edition of this Tenant Talk at: https://bit.ly/3fA9Ynp