Webinar-Coronavirus: Homeless Community Adverse Impact from Eviction & Lack of Safe Housing


Thursday, April 9, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm


Online Webinar

April 9, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Coronavirus: Homeless Community Adverse Impact from Eviction & Lack of Safe Housing



The cycle of eviction for vulnerable renters and owners can be doubly cruel due to the economic and health dangers during the Coronavirus Pandemic, let alone the danger for those currently on the streets. Homeless youth, young adults and young families also face additional challenges and barriers due to their high mobility and increased exposure to abuse, neglect and predation. Certain state and local jurisdictions are stepping up to provide temporary stays of evictions, and some are stopping sweeps of encampments and providing housing to people experiencing homelessness, or sanitation for encampments, as public health measures. These are important in the short term, but what will be the long-term effects of temporarily halting evictions without considering future protections? How can legal advocates adequately address needs during a time when the health dangers to people experiencing homelessness have never been higher?


Speakers include:

- James Heaton, Supervising Attorney, Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Project, Supportive Services for Veterans Families, Legal Aid Service of Broward County
- Jo Ann Paanio, Director of Policy and Advocacy, National Network for Youth
- Eric Tars, Legal Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
- Kelly Miller – USHRN Advocate / U.S. Delegate to United Nations Summit In Geneva 2020
- Moderator TBD

Joint Sponsors: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty