Community of Learning: Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Light of COVID-19 - Session 1 (April 22, 2020)

April 22, 2020 from 1pm - 2:30pm ET

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Resources from the CDC


Whether it is described as an “affordable housing crisis” or Social Determinant of Health, there is a growing awareness that housing instability is a fundamental threat to health and wellness. UIOs have begun to address housing or are interested in doing so based on recognized need, as it impacts your patients, especially with concerns with the spread of COVID-19 for this population.


Sue Taylor, Native American Development Corporation

Ms. Taylor is employed as the Development Director for the Native American Development Corporation in Billings, specializing in strategic organizational planning and resource management. Sue is an experienced economic and community development professional with a passion for helping small and rural businesses, communities, and residents thrive. She believes in the power of building on a regions’ assets and thinking beyond immediate needs to focus on the broader view of possibilities.

Darrell Lamere, Native American Development Corporation

Mr. LaMere is presently leading NADCs 2020 Census effort. His history with NADC has been varied. For the past twelve years his work experience has included: homebuyer education, financial literacy educator and loan officer. Darrell is currently a certified consumer credit counselor and homebuyer pre-purchase educator.


  1. Understanding the myths and facts about rural homelessness in relation to social, economic and cultural realities
  2. Understand that homelessness is a community issue, not just that of the homeless - it is seldom a choice and more of a last resort
  3. Belief that a concerted community effort can have a positive impact in alleviating homelessness with proactive programs addressing a range of services that promote self-sufficiency

About the Series

On behalf of NCUIH’s Technical Assistance and Research Center (TARC) we invite you to join us for a Community of Learning (COL) on homelessness and housing insecurity among Urban Indians, with a lens to the current COVID-19 impacts. This is an opportunity to address these topics through a new Community of Learning with 2-3 planned sessions during this fiscal year. 

In the COL:

By Meredith Raimondi, posted on Saturday April 4, 2020