During last week’s national call on coronavirus, disasters, housing, and homelessness, we shared insights on the housing provisions included in the recently enacted coronavirus relief bill and discussed next steps the incoming Biden administration will need to take to address renters’ ongoing needs. We also learned about new resources to address family homelessness and received updates from the field.
Sharon McDonald of the National Alliance to End Homelessness discussed new resources on addressing family homelessness released as part of the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response. We received field updates from Sue Watlov Phillips of the Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing (MICAH) in Minnesota, Martie North of the Arkansas Coalition of Housing and Neighborhood Growth for Empowerment (ACHANGE), and Jennifer Hark-Dietz from People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) in Los Angeles. Shelly Nortz from the Coalition for the Homeless in New York provided an overview of the state’s recently enacted COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevent Act of 2020. The bill enacts a moratorium on evictions and moratoriums throughout the state and prevents lending institutions from discriminating against property owners granted a stay of mortgage or tax foreclosure proceedings.
NLIHC hosts national calls on coronavirus, disasters, housing and homelessness every week. On today’s call, we will be joined by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Register for today’s call (Monday, January 11 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the January 4 call at: tinyurl.com/y57ntxaq
Access presentation slides at:tinyurl.com/y5cmm8q5