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March 24, 2020

COVID-19 – How You Can Help

1.) Donate money or supplies to our member agencies. Our partners are in desperate need of the same personal hygiene items that are in short supply across the city, state, and country—including hand sanitizer, toilet paper, facial tissue, disinfectant spray, and face masks. There are also many grassroots organizations who are working fervently to serve people in need. We urge the community to rally to support our member agencies by making a gift or donating these crucial supplies.

2.) The Coalition urges landlords to offer grace periods for tenants who cannot work due to illness, and for employers to extend paid leave to employees. We also invite Louisvillians to get involved in enacting a legislative agenda that would offer more protections to people living in poverty and experiencing homelessness; learn more at louhomeless.org/advocate.

3.) Senator Mitch McConnell is leading the federal effort to create a stimulus bill to address the economic crisis from COVID-19. Call or email Sen. McConnell directly and urge him to include housing assistance and assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness during pandemic. *CALL Sen. McConnell at (202) 224-2541 or (502) 582-6304 or email his staff: Tiffany_Ge@mcconnell.senate.gov.

4.) Contact your members of Congress today to urge them to provide funds to homelessness and housing programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.