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Updated Tool Addresses Racial Inequalities During COVID-19

Racial equity should be a part of the homelessness system's response to the pandemic. Data on racial disparities can help shape strategies about a community's available resources and service needs - but gathering that data can be difficult in a time of crisis.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance's Racial Equity Network toolkit has been updated to help homelessness systems better gather data to identify and address racial inequities in testing, treatment, and appropriate service delivery.

A Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response

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.

COVID-19 Webinar Series from the Alliance

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.

Upcoming webinars:
  • 5/7 at 3:00 pm ET: Using Your Data to Analyze Racial Disparities During the Pandemic
  • 5/14 at 3:00 pm ET: Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Trafficking Stay Safe During the Pandemic

2020 Census Update

Ensuring everyone is counted in the 2020 Census - including people experiencing homelessness - is important so the government can allocate enough resources based on localities' needs.

Census-taking procedures, including service-based enumeration, group living enumeration, and counts of people living outside, have been modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on 2020 Census changes, visit the 2020 Census Operational Adjustments page. 

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