Addressing Housing Instability and Homelessness Matters More Than Ever
Mayors and governors across the country are playing a leading role in how their local response to COVID-19 takes shape. Their actions are critical to protecting people experiencing homelessness, preventing further spread, and protecting the capacity of our hospitals to serve everyone who needs it.
We are pleased that our federal lawmakers provided fiscal relief through the CARES Act, and we need to ensure that our state and local governments prioritize people experiencing homelessness and those who serve them.
This crisis is a stark reminder that our health depends on the health of others. When the most vulnerable people in our community are safe, we are all stronger.
We need your help urging your mayor and governor to protect people experiencing homelessness and homeless system response staff, and prevent housing instability and homelessness in the long-run.
Contact your Governor and Mayor
Your story can make a difference. Please add your own stories and information to the email template. Your local elected officials want to hear how organizations in your community are impacted and responding to this pandemic.
Using CARES Act funding to Reduce Housing Instability and Homelessness
Federal funding for local governments is available through the CARES Act to be used for emergency housing assistance. Our coalition partners, National Low-Income Housing Coalition and National Alliance to End Homelessness, created this useful guidance for what local officials should do to address housing instability and homelessness.
COVID-19 reaffirmed that everyone deserves a safe, permanent home and lawmakers have the tools to make this a reality – right now. Call upon your local, state, and federal lawmakers to ensure that our homeless response leaders have the resources, tools, and support they need to protect themselves, as well as those they serve. And work toward ending homelessness in your community.