NLIHC’s last national call on “Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness” took place on May 26. The call featured updates from national, state, and local advocates and service providers working to assist people experiencing homelessness, low-income households, and members of marginalized communities, all of whom are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Register for next week’s call (June 2 at 3:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
On the May 26 call, Dr. Megan Sandel of Children’s HealthWatch spoke about the intersection of housing and health, and Oregon State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer discussed advocacy efforts to ensure that federal and state Coronavirus Relief Funds are spent on emergency rental assistance. We heard field updates from Tara Rollins of the Utah Housing Coalition; Gavin Thornton of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice; and Randy Shaw of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic. Becca Davis of the ReFrame Association spoke about the challenges facing volunteer efforts, and Renee Williams of the National Housing Law Project discussed the needs domestic violence survivors. Jos Linn of RESULTS explained how advocates can leverage the media to ensure that critical housing resources are included in the next federal relief package. NLIHC’s Vice President of Public Policy Sarah Saadian and Director for Field Organizing Joey Lindstrom provided Hill updates and outlined needed advocacy actions.
NLIHC hosts national calls on the Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness every week. On next week’s call, we will be joined by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Register for next week’s call (Tuesday, June 2 at 3:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the May 26 call at: tinyurl.com/ycgcby66
View May 26 presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/y7vclkjz
Stay up to date on COVID news and housing resources at: https://bit.ly/3dwCSEm