(NAEH) ICYMI: Virtual Town Hall on Ending Homelessness Recordings Available
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Recap from the 2020 Nationwide Town Hall on Ending Homelessness
Watch the 2020 Nationwide Town Hall on Ending Homelessness
In case you missed it, the Alliance's first-ever virtual event, the 2020 Nationwide Town Hall on Ending Homelessness, was an inspiring source of motivation for attendees in the homeless services field, especially considering the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice nationwide.
Key takeaways from the Town Hall included strategies on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic among people experiencing homelessness, working to end racial disparities, and understanding the importance of advocacy and voting. The following resources on these themes mentioned in the Town Hall can help to support the field's work to end homelessness:
Use ESG-CV to Help Those Currently Experiencing Homelessness First
To protect people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress appropriated $4 billion for the Emergency Solutions Grant program via the CARES Act (ESG-CV). This is an enormous investment that has the potential to help countless people exit homelessness and stay safer and healthier during the pandemic — but only if it is efficiently and effectively targeted. And that means a focus on those who are already homeless.