Recording Available of NLIHC’s June 2 National Call on “Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness”

NLIHC’s most recent national call on “Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness” took place on June 8. The call featured an opening conversation with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), an address on anti-Blackness and achieving racial equity in housing justice work from CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness Amanda Andere, and updates from national, state, and local advocates and service providers working to assist people experiencing homelessness, low-income households, and members of marginalized communities. Register for today’s call (June 15 at 2:30 pm ET) at:

On the June 8 call, Leader Schumer offered a compelling call to action and urged advocates to pressure their senators to include the critical housing provisions in the “HEROES Act.” He provided a list of 21 Republican senators to target for advocacy, explaining that “$100 billion in rental assistance is absolutely essential. We cannot afford to wait.” 

Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness, addressed anti-Blackness and achieving racial equity within individual organizations and the broader movement to end housing poverty and homelessness. The call also included field updates from Sarah Owsley of Empower Missouri, Lauren Frederick of the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, and Mike Basford of the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness. NLIHC’s Vice President of Public Policy Sarah Saadian and Director for Field Organizing Joey Lindstrom gave Congressional updates and outlined needed advocacy actions. NLIHC’s Kim Johnson and Noah Patton relayed updates about NLIHC’s Working Group Calls.

NLIHC hosts national calls on the Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness every week. On today’s call (Monday, June 15 at 2:30 pm ET), we will be joined by Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM). Register at:

Watch a recording of the June 8 call at:  

View June 8 presentation slides at:

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