Tedd Kelleher, Dept of Commerce
Tristia Bauman, National Homelessness Law Center
Cruze Thompson, Rural Resources
Cassie Lentz, Grays Harbor County
Joey Lindstrom,National Low Income Housing Coalition
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY!
- The National Low Income Housing Coalition released an action page this week urging Members of Congress to resume negotiations to ensure that we don't see a massive increase in homelessness during COVID-19. On the page there's an advocacy toolkit, story collection tool, and more. Take action here!
- Submit a comment on HUD's harmful proposed rule removing anti-discrimination protections for trans and nonbinary people experiencing homelessness. You can take action by submitting a comment via the #HousingSavesLives action page, and the National LGBTQ Taskforce has created a Partner Toolkit to assist you!
- Influence our 2021 State Legislative Agenda: Please take our Public Policy Survey which influences our 2021 legislative agenda. Tell us what you are seeing in your community regarding housing and homelessness. The deadline is 5pm on August 31st, so don't hesitate!
Register for the Virtual Conference on Ending Homelessness, Oct. 7-8!
Read the recent report from NLIHC, Evictionlab, COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project and Aspen Institute, outlining the eviction crisis ahead of us. This is an important source to cite when talking to lawmakers.
Some great resources from Tristia Bauman, National Homelessness Law Center:
- Check out the Amicus Brief of the Grants Pass, Oregon, case.
- You can read more about the criminalization of homelessness and policy alternatives here.
- You can read policy recommendations and case studies specific to encampments here.
- You can read about policy recommendations to protect renters and prevent homelessness here.
- You can find constructive program and policy info regarding responses to COVID-19 on our coronavirus webpage.
- For those interested in joining NLIHC's topic-specific work group calls, including on State & Local Implementation or FEMA funds, you can sign up here.
- If your landlord is trying or threatening to evict you between now and October 15th, that is illegal in most cases, and the Attorney General's office is enforcing this. You can file a legal complaint with the AG here. Here is the link in Spanish.