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Addressing Disaster Vulnerability among Homeless Populations during COVID-19 (2021)

Chapter: Appendix A: Examples and Resources

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Examples and Resources." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Addressing Disaster Vulnerability among Homeless Populations during COVID-19. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26220.
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Addressing Disaster Vulnerability among Homeless Populations during COVID-19 18 APPENDIX A EXAMPLES AND RESOURCES Strategies for Providing Alternative Shelter Facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic • Working with FEMA to Address COVID-19 Housing and Homelessness Needs https://tinyurl.com/wyykaq4 • National Health Care for the Homeless Council Encampment Resources https://nhchc.org/clinical-practice/homeless-services/encampments/ • Framework for Equitable COVID-19 Homeless Response https://housingequityframework.org/ • Integrating Homeless Service Providers and Clients in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery https://nhchc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/disasterbrief092014.pdf • Disaster Planning for People Experiencing Homelessness https://nhchc.org/wp- content/uploads/2019/08/Disaster-Planning-for-People-Experiencing-Homelessness.pdf • Mass Sheltering Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research- counts/special-collection/mass-sheltering Strategies for Navigating Service Reductions and Supporting Population-Specific Needs • Practice Resources for COVID-19 https://endhomelessness.org/practice-resources-for- covid-19/ • Resources Related to Trauma and Service Providers in Disasters https://www.air.org/resource/helping-trauma-survivors-after-natural-disaster • A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions https://store.samhsa.gov/product/guide-managing-stress-crisis-response-professions- 2/sma05-4113 • Disaster Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment Tool http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Documents/dbh-capacity-tool.pdf • Emergency Preparedness and LGBT Guidance for Health Centers https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/Emergency-Preparedness- for-LGBT-People-Final.pdf • Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence in Disaster https://vawnet.org/material/responding-domestic-violence-disaster-guidelines-womens- services-and-disaster Strategies for Addressing Homelessness in the Aftermath of a Disaster • Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit https://www.hudexchange.info/homelessness- assistance/disaster-recovery-homelessness-toolkit/ • Eviction Tracking Tool and Policy Resources https://evictionlab.org/ • Rent Debt Dashboard https://nationalequityatlas.org/node/63161 • National Center for Disaster Preparedness Preparedness Courses on Pre/Post Disaster Housing https://ncdpcourses.org

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions to key services for populations experiencing homelessness may lead to secondary effects in the context of a disaster, including effects on health and safety, which require additional population-specific support. Reducing disaster vulnerability for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic requires adapting existing preparedness guidance to an evolving situation. Addressing Disaster Vulnerability among Homeless Populations during COVID-19 reviews research on disaster vulnerability, homelessness, the pandemic, and intersecting hazards and disasters. This rapid expert consultation includes considerations for alternative shelter facilities for homeless populations during a disaster; suggestions on how to navigate service reductions and support population-specific needs; and guidance for supporting populations experiencing homelessness in the aftermath of disasters.

This rapid expert consultation was produced through the Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), an activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. SEAN links researchers in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences with decision makers to respond to policy questions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This project is affiliated with the National Academies' Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

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