NLIHC’s last national call on “Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness” took place on July 13. Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria and HUD Assistant Secretary of Public and Indian Housing Hunter Kurtz discussed efforts by FHFA and HUD to address the needs of renters. Sasha Wisotsky Kergan of the California Department of Housing and Community Development spoke about Project Homekey, the state’s initiative to find permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness who have been temporarily residing in FEMA-funded hotels. Christine Hess of the Nevada Housing Coalition, Alison McIntosh of the Oregon Housing Alliance, and Francisco Rodriguez Fraticelli of the Coalicion de Coaliciones Pro Personas sin Hogar de Puerto Rico provided updates from the field. We also heard updates from our State and Local Implementation Working Group and from Capitol Hill, discussed needed advocacy actions, and learned about communication tools and tactics to spread the message about the urgent need for housing resources in the next coronavirus relief package. A recording of the call and presentation slides can be found here.
NLIHC hosts national calls on the Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness every week. Today, we will be joined by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Register for today’s call (Monday, July 20 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the July 13 call at: tinyurl.com/ycu2l9x6
View July 13 presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/y9tos4zw