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    Do you know your housing rights? The Audre Lorde Project is providing some helpful information around the renting and eviction process during COVID-19. For more information about The Audre Lorde Project and to read the entire article, Know Your Housing Rights During COVID-19, click here.

    About The Audre Lorde Project

    The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

    For years advocates have demanded more housing and an end to the criminalization of homelessness, addiction, and mental health. Our polling shows that voters of both parties strongly support both.

    The CDC has strongly urged individuals to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Without a home, people are at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus and transferring the virus to others. Protecting the unhoused, in other words, also means protecting the broader public. Our polling shows overwhelming, bipartisan support for this strategy.

    Voters also strongly support ending the criminalization of homelessness, and allowing people to sleep outside and in their vehicles without fear of arrest, as a strategy to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

    Grassroots groups and other advocates have already begun pushing for these strategies that have broad bipartisan support among voters. Now lawmakers and other government officials must act.

    To read the entire report provided by The Justice Collaborative Institute, visit Fighting the Coronavirus and Protecting the Unhoused.

     HUD’s SNAPS Office is holding weekly office hours on Fridays at 2:30pm ET. 

    The topic of today’s call is “How to provide trauma informed services to families and children in your homeless and domestic violence shelters during a pandemic” and will be co-hosted by Debbie Fox from National Network to End Domestic Violence and others from the Domestic Violence Housing and Technical Assistance Consortium.

    Topics covered could include:

    How to support families in providing structure and routines to children who are being homeschooled in shelter.

    How to support families if one of the parents/caregivers becomes ill with COVID19.

    How to address the specific needs of children and families during a pandemic.

    Information about joining is available at: www.hudexchange.info


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