(NAEH) What's Next for COVID-19 Homelessness Funds

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Take Action for Upcoming Supplemental COVID-19 Funding 

Yesterday, the Senate unveiled its latest coronavirus relief bill, and there's bad news: not only does it fail to extend the eviction moratoria, but funding for homelessness and housing is nonexistent.

As negotiations begin with the House for a final bill, now is the time for you to speak up.

We need your voices and perspectives to convince elected officials that homelessness and housing programs need this relief funding.

To appropriately respond to COVID-19, Congress must include the following amounts for homelessness programs: 
  • $11.5 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
  • $1 billion in Housing Choice Vouchers
  • $100 billion in rental assistance 

Contacting your elected officials is essential in this current moment to ensure continued funding for housing and homelessness as a result of the pandemic.

How to Fund COVID-19 Homelessness Responses with CARES Act Funding

A new tool from the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Response helps communities maximize resources and funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about this new At-a-Glance Matrix, and how your community can use it:
Barb Poppe and Matthew Doherty, former Executive Directors of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, discuss the new tool.
Download the Matrix

Enroll in New Center for Learning Course

The Alliance is launching a new course via its Center for Learning, a comprehensive online resource of information, learning tools, and technical assistance for frontline service providers, stakeholders, and system leaders.

Advancing the Role of Emergency Shelter in Ending Homelessness
Enrollment open now, and is capped for the first 150 enrollments
Course beings September 7, 2020
Cost $300

A five-part series on advancing the role of emergency shelter in ending homelessness will include live webcasts that provide an in-depth review of the five-key element of effective shelter, and how to begin implementing change. Along with weekly live webcasts, this course includes weekly office hours with Alliance staff, assignments, quizzes, discussion, optional reading, and supplemental resources.

Enroll now >>>

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