The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact the homeless population. The following webinars can help aid in community response and strategy for this crisis, leveraging new and existing data and resources:
The National Coalition to End Urban Indigenous Homelessness and the Alliance present this webinar to explore solutions for all of our relatives (Native and non-Native) who are experiencing homelessness while living through a pandemic. The webinar will offer traditional storytelling, medicine songs, and best practices from Native people who are leading this work throughout the country, and whose wisdom and resilience is inherited from ancestors who struggled and survived in the face of pandemics before.
The Homelessness Research Institute (HRI) at the National Alliance to End Homelessness will provide an overview of key findings from the recently released State of Homelessness report. Learn about homelessness data on both national and local levels. Additionally, there will be an overview of new features in the report launched this year that you can use locally to gain more insight into homelessness in your community.
Effective diversion has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar will provide an overview of the best diversion practices, and how communities are implementing diversion to ensure that new federal COVID-19 homelessness resources are most effectively and efficiently targeted.
As capacity for COVID-19 testing grows in most communities, high-risk settings such as homeless shelters and encampments are increasingly being prioritized for universal testing events. New CDC guidance for health departments (to be released shortly) outlines factors that local and state agencies can use to further inform specific policies being developed for these venues. A new National HCH Council issue brief provides lessons learned and testing strategies that HCHs in five cities have found to work successfully when conducting universal testing. Come to this discussion to hear about these new resources and bring your questions about testing in your community.