NLIHC’s most recent national call on coronavirus, housing, and homelessness took place on June 22. NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel announced a new partnership among several national organizations and leaders to help communities navigate their response to COVID-19 with a racial justice and equity lens. Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City and principal investigator at Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, introduced a new tool to track evictions during the pandemic.
Other speakers included Roxy Caines from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, who discussed the importance of outreach to help people access economic impact payments, and Dylan Waguespack of True Colors United, who addressed HUD’s effort to allow shelter providers to discriminate against transgender people. Cathy Alderman of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless discussed a pilot program on coronavirus testing for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, and Gary Blasi of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy addressed the impending eviction and homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. Molly Jacobson of the Virginia Housing Alliance provided the week’s field update. NLIHC Vice President of Public Policy Sarah Saadian and Field Director Joey Lindstrom gave updates from Capitol Hill and outlined needed advocacy actions. Register for today’s call (June 29 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
NLIHC hosts national calls on the coronavirus, housing, and homelessness every week. On today’s call, we will be joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren. Register for today’s call (Monday, June 29 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Listen to a recording of the June 22 call at: tinyurl.com/y7cpzm75
View June 22 presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/ybmr87h4
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