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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 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.
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.