https://secureservercdn.net/22.214.171.124/275.2a4.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/rocks-175585_1920.jpg?time=1617918386 1278 1920 Courtney LaCaria https://secureservercdn.net/126.96.36.199/275.2a4.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Dashboard-Logo.png Courtney LaCaria2021-04-07 18:23:332021-04-07 18:23:33What’s New? A Look Back at “Not-so-short Term” COVID-19 Interventions Part 1: Eviction Prevention
In response to COVID-19, and throughout the pandemic year, everyone has had to make changes. Routines. Work. School. Childcare. Travel. Time. Businesses have been forced to adapt just to stay afloat. Governments have modified policies and sought to fill in gaps to keep people safe and healthy. Change has been truly the only constant. Importantly, some changes have been good. When looking back, what changes, whether at the individual or organizational level, are worth keeping: How we think about how we spend our time and resources? How we think about and use our space at home and work? How our routines have improved work-life balance? How business practices have empowered employees to be more productive through increased flexibility and enhanced support? How we have increased investment in the lowest income households, who need it most? How we have shifted to non-congregate shelter environments? How COVID has reframed the concept of housing as healthcare? One year ago, the Building Bridges blog launched a series on short-term housing and homelessness interventions enacted in response to COVID-19 that could become long-term “business as usual” practices. One year later, this new blog series will reflect on each of the six potential short-term-to-long-term interventions; provide an update with examples from other communities; and share what this could ultimately mean for Charlotte-Mecklenburg.