Facts & Reports

Coronavirus and Homelessness: Facts and Resources

Updated April 1, 2020

We’re getting lots of questions about how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting the homeless population in Santa Cruz County and across the nation. Beyond that, we’re hearing a lot of questions about our local response: what is happening in our county, both at the government level and with local non-profits?

Fortunately, we’re also getting a lot of answers and great resources. This is a collection of some of those resources; this page will be updated periodically as information changes.

Housing Matters has set up a COVID-19 Response Fund, which you can read about here > To donate, click here >

The National Alliance to End Homelessness published a fact sheet about COVID-19 and homelessness (updated 3/25) >

The County of Santa Cruz explains details about our local response in a press release about the new COVID-19 Homelessness Task Force (published 4/1) >

You can read about the ways in which Housing Matters has prepared for — and responded to — the crisis in our COVID-19 Preparedness Statement (updated regularly) >

The County of Santa Cruz has established a COVID-19 website for homeless service providers, persons experiencing homelessness, persons seeking basic needs, and other stakeholders >