Housing/Homelessness

April 28, 2020

Demand to City of San Diego: Stop Unlawful Discrimination Against Homeless Individuals with Disabilities and Request for Reasonable Modifications

The City must stop law enforcement activity against homeless individuals which threatens the health and safety of individuals experiencing homelessness, and instead provide them the necessary services to manage their disabilities, health, and basic needs.

DRC Letter Regarding Homeless Individuals in City of San Diego (pdf)

 

April 22, 2020

Department of Housing and Community Development

This letter identifies the ways in which funding from the CARES Act can be used to address the needs of those who, like people with disabilities, remain marginalized and under-served in this time of crisis.

Public Comment on HCD Plan (pdf)

 

April 13, 2020

Request to City of Santa Cruz

Request that the City of Santa Cruz and the County of Santa Cruz (“City and County”) use their emergency police power to commandeer hotel and motel rooms to provide individual housing units for unhoused people in the City and County during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Letter to the Board of Supervisors of Santa Cruz (pdf)

 

April 13, 2020

Request to City of Santa Cruz

Request that you take the following actions to protect unhoused people in the City of Santa Cruz and the County of Santa Cruz (“City and County”) from the COVID-19 public health crisis

Letter to City and County of Santa Cruz (pdf)

 

Apr 1, 2020

Joint Analysis - The Governor’s Executive Order on Evictions

The Governor’s March 27 Executive Order N-37-20 is intended to be a delay—not a moratorium—on evictions. Unfortunately, it provides little practical help for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar 27, 2020

DRC Letter to Governor Newsom - Requests for COVID-19 State Action on Behalf of Homeless Individuals

Although the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSHA) issued some guidance to homeless assistance providers on March 18, 2020, shelters are not complying.

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