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2021 May 26

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: A Series for Tribal Nations, Session One

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual event, registration required

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides the largest single infusion of federal funding into Indian Country in the history of the United States. More than $32 billion is directed toward assisting American Indian nations and communities as they work to end and recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic – which was made worse in Indian Country precisely because such funding has been so long overdue.

From setting tribal priorities, to building infrastructure, to managing and sustaining projects, ARPA presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized...

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2021 May 13

How Cities Are Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual event, registration required

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone, cities and counties across the United States are facing another challenge: vaccine hesitancy. Mayors and other public officials are uniquely positioned to use their positions to improve vaccine utilization. Based on the findings of a multi-city project and report, this session will offer recommendations for cities on actionable steps to promote vaccine adoption and will discuss how cities are engaging their communities to ensure equitable access to vaccines and address hesitancy.

Speakers include:

  • The...
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2021 Apr 23

How Are Landlords Managing the COVID-19 Rental Crisis? Evidence from a Large Cross-Site Survey

12:15pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Virtual event, registration required

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting housing challenges for many low- and moderate-income US renter households, leading to a crisis in which an estimated $25 to $34 billion in rental payments were outstanding as of late 2020. However, there is very little data on how landlords have responded to this financial strain. In this session, Elijah de la Campa, a Senior Research Associate in Economics and Urban Analytics at the Bloomberg Harvard City...

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