(NAEH) New Federal Resources and COVID-19 Webinars Available

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Federal Resources 


Upcoming Webinars

Eviction Prevention and Housing Retention During and After COVID-19
Wednesday, December 16
3:00 - 4:30 pm EST

Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s new Homeless and Housing Resource Center for a webinar that will explore strategies for eviction prevention and housing retention. The webinar will focus on how to implement data-informed, targeted prevention efforts that prioritize racial equity and will provide strategies that can be implemented now to prevent future housing instability when the moratoria expire.

  • John Kuhn, SSVF National Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Larry McDonough, Attorney at Law and Adjunct Professor of Law, Senior Minnesota Counsel, National Anti-Eviction Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Randy McCoy, Executive Director of Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH), Omaha, Nebraska
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COVID-19 & the HCH Community: Vaccines for Clients and Staff
Friday, December 18
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET 

As vaccine distribution nears, there are still many questions about how people experiencing homelessness and the staff who serve them will receive vaccines. This webinar will identify the main challenges to vaccinations, the strategies needed to ensure a successful vaccination campaign, and the immediate action steps for providers to consider in order to be prepared. 

  • Emily Mosites, PhD, MPH, CDC COVID-19 Response, Homelessness Unit Lead, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
  • Denise De Las Nueces, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Ed Farrell, MD, Medical Director of Integrated Health Services, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
  • Katie League, LCSW-C, COVID-19 Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • Barbara DiPietro, PhD, Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Deadline Approaching for Mainstream Housing Vouchers

Last month, HUD announced that it has made $86.85 million available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in the form of Mainstream funding vouchers to assist non-elderly populations with disabilities impacted by COVID-19. CoCs should review the list of requests and determine if they can work with local PHAs to put these vouchers to use.

Please note that PHAs can apply for additional mainstream housing voucher funds through the rest of the year. The Alliance encourages CoCs to partner with local PHAs to submit a competitive application.

Learn more about the application process before the deadline of December 31, 2020.