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  • The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University hosts a repository of COVID-19 resources categorized by government resources, eviction and mortgage relief, JCHS COVID-19 research, and additional resources. www.jchs.harvard.edu/covid-19-resources.
  • "Household Pulse Survey Phase 2: Measuring Social and Economic Impacts during the Coronavirus Pandemic" by the U.S. Census Bureau, surveys households on how the pandemic has affected their education, employment, food security, health, and housing, among other topics. www.census.gov/programs-surveys/household-pulse-survey.html.
  • "Assessing Options for Federal Rental Assistance to Stabilize Renters During the Pandemic" (2020), by Martha Galvez, Kathryn Reynolds, Jorge Morales-Burnett, and Yipeng Su with Solomon Greene, examines several federal rental assistance programs and finds that the Housing Choice Voucher and Emergency Solutions Grants programs offer the most promise for delivering efficient and equitable rental relief. www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/102676/assessing_options_for_federal_rental_assistance_during_pandemic_2.pdf.
  • "Designing a Rental Assistance Program for COVID-19" (2020), by Local Housing Solutions, highlights several factors for cities and states to consider when developing rental assistance programs in response to COVID-19 and offers early lessons from local rental assistance programs in Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Antonio. www.localhousingsolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Rental-assistance-updated-brief.pdf.
  • "Getting Landlords and Tenants to Talk: The Use of Mediation in Eviction" (2020), by Brian Bieretz, Kimberly Burrowes, and Emily Bramhall, examines how housing courts use mediation as an alternative to traditional court proceedings and highlights best practices for using landlord-tenant mediation more widely. www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/101991/getting-landlords-and-tenants-to-talk_3.pdf.
  • "National Low Income Housing Coalition Research Note: State and Local Rental Assistance Programs: Finding Solutions for a Growing Crisis" (2020), by Andrew Aurand, Rebecca Yae, Daniel Threet, and Emma Foley, examines prepandemic rental assistance programs from NLIHC's Rental Housing Programs Database and another dataset compiled from information about 195 rental assistance programs created or expanded in the wake of COVID-19. nlihc.org/sites/default/files/State-and-Rental-Assistance-Programs.pdf.
  • "State and Local Rental Assistance," by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, tracks city, state, and philanthropic rental assistance programs created during the COVID-19 pandemic. nlihc.org/rental-assistance.
  • "The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis: An Estimated 30-40 Million People in America are at Risk" (2020), by Emily Benfer, David Bloom Robinson, Stacy Butler, Lavar Edmonds, Sam Gilman, Katherine Lucas McKay, Zach Neumann, Lisa Owens, Neil Steinkamp, and Diane Yentel, compiles existing housing research and data related to the COVID-19 pandemic to estimate future eviction filings and housing insecurity and presents policy solutions to mitigate displacement. www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/the-covid-19-eviction-crisis-an-estimated-30-40-million-people-in-america-are-at-risk/.

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