Housing and Shelter During a Pandemic
Join the Center for Homeland Defense and Security for a webinar series discussing the challenges and emerging model practices for housing, sheltering, and congregate population management during the pandemic.
Webinar: Friday, October 9 – 2:00PM Eastern / 11:00AM Pacific
Disasters ranging from hurricanes to wildfires have required emergency housing and shelters for displaced populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This interactive webinar will provide a forum for emergency management, homeland security and national disaster shelter experts to examine preparedness, current disaster shelter plans and capacities, emerging best practices, and the application of public health and safety standards in disaster shelter activations.
Webinar: Friday, October 16 – 2:00PM Eastern / 11:00AM Pacific
Every day, hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans are crowded into emergency shelters. Many of the homeless have severe and persistent co-occurring behavioral and medical disabilities, including drug and alcohol addictions. Using a public health and safety lens, this webinar will examine the challenges, options, and emerging model practices to address the daunting task of providing shelters and longer-term housing options for vulnerable populations during COVID-19.
Webinar: Friday, October 23 – 2:00PM Eastern / 11:00AM Pacific
In this webinar, national experts will consider perhaps the most complex challenge of congregate housing during a pandemic - managing prison and jail populations. Panelists will examine the public health implications of dense jail populations during COVID-19 and the public safety considerations of jail de-densification and other alternatives to incarceration.