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Homelessness In America: The Search for Solutions During COVID-19
February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and GBH News
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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On a single night in January 2019, approximately 568,000 people in the United States were homeless, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A year later — with months of a subsequent and ongoing coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country — the homeless experience has become even more fraught and complex. During this event, Forum panelists will examine the current state of homelessness in America. Who is impacted? Who is at risk? How has the pandemic impacted the situation? What programs and policies may help? Included in the discussion will be a description of the recently established Initiative on Health and the Homelessness at the Harvard Chan School.
Jenifer McKim, Senior Investigative Reporter, GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting
Amanda Andere, CEO, Funders Together to End Homelessness
Rosanne Haggerty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Solutions
Howard Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as Faculty Chair of the Initiative on Health and Homelessness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Margot Kushel, Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
James O’Connell, President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program