COVID-19 Working Group/Calls

June 01, 2020 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Register for the National Calls and other Working Group and Calls below.
To learn more, visit our Working/Group call page

Schedule

On these DHRC national calls, we will hear from organizations in the field about pressing and emerging issues, learn more about the needs facing marginalized populations, share lessons learned and best practices, get updates from members of Congress and federal agencies, and provide other updates on federal resources and advocacy opportunities.

Register for future calls at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan

Tenant Talk Live calls/webinars provide opportunities for residents to connect with NLIHC and one another, to share best practices, and to learn how to be more involved in influencing federal housing policies and to lead in their communities.  Normally held once every other month, Tenant Talk Live is now being offered more frequently to inform and learn from resident leaders about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their lives and how they are responding.

 The next Tenant Talk Live call/webinar is scheduled for Monday, June 1.

Register at: https://bit.ly/3enSj1T


The DHRC legislative working group focuses on the strategies and tactics needed to move legislation forward in Congress, including the DHRC’s policy recommendations for the next federal coronavirus-response package. These calls are best suited for those who regularly engage in federal advocacy.

*This call is closed to the press and will not be recorded.

Register for the Legislative Working Group at:  https://bit.ly/3euCRkX

The FEMA working group provides an opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices for organizations working with FEMA to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. The working group will benefit from the DHRC’s years-long experience working with FEMA on past disasters and will help identify federal policy changes needed to improve FEMA’s disaster homelessness and housing recovery efforts.

The first Working with FEMA working group call is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21.

*This call is closed to the press and will not be recorded.

Register at: https://bit.ly/34Efwsa


The state and local implementation working group will provide opportunities to share lessons learned and best practices as organizations work to respond to the housing needs of people experiencing homelessness and the lowest-income renters. This working group will track how federal resources provided under the CARES Act, including HUD funding, unemployment insurance, and stimulus checks, are reaching those individuals with the greatest needs and will identify needed policy changes. Participants will also share practical guidance on how to use this opportunity to address racial equity issues and serve marginalized populations, including people with criminal records and undocumented immigrants.

The first state/local implementation working group call is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22.

*This call is closed to the press and will not be recorded.

Register at: https://bit.ly/2RDzAWk


The Puerto Rico working group has been meeting since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island and has continued through the recent earthquakes and now the pandemic. This working group is facilitated by the DHRC, but it is led by advocates and organizations working in Puerto Rico.

*This call is closed to the press and will not be recorded.

Register for the Puerto Rico working group at:  https://bit.ly/2XD8HG4


The working group on long-term solutions will focus on ways to redesign America’s broken federal disaster housing recovery efforts. DHRC published a report outlining many of the ways in which the federal disaster housing response framework reinforces racial, income, and accessibility inequities, and last fall, the DHRC held an in-person two-day convening with 70 of our most active partners to brainstorm ways to reimagine a federal disaster housing framework that centers on the needs of people of color, people with disabilities, America’s lowest-income households, and other marginalized individuals. This working group will identify policy changes that are needed in a large-scale coronavirus response package and other reforms to ensure resources reach those individuals with the greatest needs.

*This call is closed to the press and will not be recorded.

Register at: https://bit.ly/34CkCFm

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