Below is a list of today’s and Monday’s events related to homelessness and COVID-19. Apologies for the late notice – it’s been hard to keep up.

TODAY: 9 am, The Emergency Task Force on Coronavirus & Equity, convened by the Mass. Public Health Association and including 87 statewide groups (including the Network), is holding a virtual Press Conference to urge the Governor, Attorney General and Legislature to:

Ensure Immigrants Have Safe Access to Testing & Treatment
Ensure Everyone Has Access to Safe Quarantine
Pass Emergency Paid Sick Time
Enact a Moratorium on Evictions, Foreclosures & Termination of Public Benefits

Register at

TODAY: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) invites homeless assistance providers and their partners to participate in an Office Hours session to discuss COVID-19 planning and response. Presenters from the following federal agencies and their partners will be available for a live question and answer session:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (HCH)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Register: Join the Office Hours question & answer session.

TODAY: 2:30 pm, CHAPA Affordable Housing Coronavirus Response Session. This meeting will provide updates on the coronavirus, from DHCD, and from those in the affordable housing community. We will discuss ongoing efforts to put in place policy solutions to address the challenges facing our community. Join by going here: 

Monday, March 23, 2:30 pm The National Low-Income Housing Coalition is hosting its next national call on Monday, March 23, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm to learn more about the pandemic’s impacts in communities across the nation. Representatives from FEMA, HUD, FHFA and Capitol Hill will present on their planned responses. Register here.

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