Category: System Design

Permanent Housing Increases Show Commitment to Ending Homelessness 

Communities across the country are working to permanently end homelessness: analysis from the State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition highlights growing investments in permanent housing. Not only does this policy direction reduce housing instability, but it promotes health and justice.   Increasing […]

Use ESG-CV to Help Those Currently Experiencing Homelessness First

To protect people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress appropriated $4 billion for the Emergency Solutions Grant program via the CARES Act (ESG-CV). This is an enormous investment (approximately 17 times the usual annual ESG appropriation) that has the […]

Behavioral Health Disparities in Black and Brown Communities: Making the Connection Between COVID-19 and Racism

By now, it is clear who is getting disproportionately sick and who is disproportionately dying from COVID-19: Black and Brown people. A recent Yale study shows that Black people have the most glaring disparity – they are 3.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than White people. Other minority groups are disproportionately impacted as well. For example, […]

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