Matt Desmond & New Eviction Tracking Tool, TODAY, June 22, 2020

While race is not specifically referenced in the description of this program, it’s inevitably a piece of the fallout from COVID-19, housing and homelessness.  Matt Desmond is a Princeton University professor and expert on evictions.

Register to participate in today’s (June 22) national call on coronavirus, housing and homelessness at 2:30-4:00 pm ET. The call will feature Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City and principal investigator for Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, the first nationwide database of evictions. Dr. Desmond and his colleagues will discuss a new tool they are launching to track evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. We will also provide updates on the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response, share an analysis of economic impact payment access, discuss HUD’s Equal Access Rule, get updates from the field, and more. Register for the call here.

The full agenda for today’s call is:

Welcome, Overview of New Information, Resources
Diane Yentel, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Tracking COVID-19 Evictions
Matthew Desmond, Eviction Lab
Peter Hepburn, Eviction Lab
Alieza Durana, Eviction Lab

Analysis of Economic Impact Payment Access and Resources for Connecting People to Their Payments
Roxy Caines, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

HUD’s Effort to Allow Providers to Refuse Shelter to LGBTQ people, During and After COVID-19
Dylan Waguespack, True Colors United

Pilot Program on COVID-19 Testing for Unsheltered Homeless People
Cathy Alderman, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Impending Eviction and Homelessness in Los Angeles
Gary Blasi, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy

Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response
Diane Yentel, NLIHC

Update from Capitol Hill and Needed Advocacy
Sarah Saadian, NLIHC
Joey Lindstrom, NLIHC

 

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