A Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response is now available for communities to use while planning their homelessness response during the pandemic. The framework provides guidance for how homelessness systems can leverage the CARES Act and approval of other funding sources (such as FEMA Public Assistance) to simultaneously conduct emergency protective measures while planning for recovery-oriented uses of these funds.
This framework will be constantly updated as information on strategies, protocols, funding sources, implementation tools, and other resources emerge.
The Alliance has recently launched the Ending Homelessness Forum. The forum is an online discussion platform for homeless system advocates and stakeholders to follow up on webinar content, ask questions, share information, and discuss topics related to reducing and ending homelessness in their communities, especially during COVID-19.
In an ongoing webinar series, Alliance staff and other experts will be discussing various tools, guidance, and strategies relating to how providers and homelessness system leaders can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.