Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, homelessness and housing advocates have pushed for the use of FEMA-reimbursed government funds to safely shelter unhoused individuals and residents of congregate living facilities in hotel rooms and other non-congregate shelter. Unhoused individuals and individuals living with disabilities are at unique risk from the virus and many reside in facilities that make stopping infection difficult. With the recent news that FEMA will be increasing the percentage of reimbursements it provides, advocates around the country are working to further non-congregate sheltering programs This webinar will focus on this life saving program, including how the program has operated, opportunities for further expansion, and how the program can interface with permanent housing solutions as the pandemic subsides.
Moderator: Noah Patton, Housing Policy Analyst (Disaster Recovery), NLIHC
•Ann Oliva, Visiting Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
•Joy Moses, Director of the Homeless Research Institute, National Alliance to End Homelessness
•Germán Parodi and Shaylin Sluzalis, Co-Executive Directors, The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies
•Andreanecia Morris, Executive Director, Housing NOLA