Affordable housing and eviction crisis: responding to the disaster of poverty
This is an archived session from 2020.
Affordable housing shortages existed for renters in every state in the country before the pandemic. Now millions of renters are estimated to be at risk of eviction in the coming months due to exacerbated challenges from COVID-19. Hear from leaders across the country on how to implement housing and eviction support programs, and learn how you can assist your community with advocacy surrounding rental assistance, support services that keep pets with their families, and temporary foster efforts.
In this issue: Looking back and moving forward; greyhound racing takes its final lap; whimsical tales spread compassion for community cats; organizations look to the Adopters Welcome model to promote diversity and inclusion; an equine group steps up to help Florida horse owners; shelters find successful alternatives to traditional fundraising events; demand surges for virtual behavior services; studies show that helping others helps you; and more.
In this issue: A decade of promoting shelter pets; summer camp, COVID style; innovation sensations; hole-istic cat housing; creating videos with viral potential; teaming up with sports stars to promote your organization; new approaches to feline retroviruses; and more.
In this issue: The HSUS Pets for Life team shifts tactics but retains core beliefs during the COVID-19 pandemic; new science about cat allergies may prevent surrenders; an upstate New York shelter teams with local pizzerias to promote adoptable animals; VCA adds a nail in the coffin of elective declawing; an Idaho nonprofit helps ‘sweeten the pot’ for harder-to-place cats; and more.