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New York Times: Homelessness
Current Annual Homelessness Assessment
Search "AHAR" to find the most current Annual Homelessness Assessment Report to Congress. This "Point in Time" survey is one of the most reliable sources of homelessness statistics.
COVID-19 and Homelessness
NHLC COVID-19 Protections for Homeless Populations
This web page compiles multiple resources relating to COVID-19 and its effects on the homeless population. The available resources include webinars, videos, reports, and more that center on homelessness during COVID-19.
CDC Interim Guide for COVID-19 and Homelessness
This interim guidance is intended to support response to COVID-19 by local and state health departments, homelessness service systems, housing authorities, emergency planners, healthcare facilities, and homeless outreach services.
COVID-19 and Homelessness: Cases
Below are recent court decisions involving COVID-19 and homelessness. Although a Westlaw account is needed in order to access the case link, the case citation is also provided in order to assist with a Google search.
Frank v. City of St. Louis
Homeless individual filed putative class action alleging that city's attempt to close tent encampments in public areas violated her Eighth Amendment right to protection from cruel and unusual punishment. Plaintiff moved for temporary restraining order (TRO).
Frank v. City of St. Louis, 4:20-CV-00597 SEP, 2020 WL 2116392 (E.D. Mo. May 2, 2020).
Blake v. City of Grants Pass
This case involves a certified class of homeless individuals residing in and around Grants Pass, Oregon. The class members allege that the City of Grants Pass has a web of ordinances, customs, and practices that, in combination, punish people based on their status of being involuntarily homeless
Blake v. City of Grants Pass, 1:18-CV-01823-CL, 2020 WL 4209227, at *1 (D. Or. July 22, 2020).