COVID-19 Special Resource Page:
Addressing the needs of low-income and vulnerable people

Blog Posts, Organizational Statements, and Press Articles
Government Notices/Guidance
Guides and other resources
Social Media Accounts to Follow


Undoubtedly, the recent outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has the potential to cause outsize harm to all people, both in terms of physical health and the potential for economic downturn. But population groups such as the poor, older people, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and other vulnerable groups would be disproportionately harmed by a COVID-19 pandemic. These populations can already suffer from lack of access to health resources and basic infrastructure such as housing. Cruelly, in the event of a serious pandemic, they would be both disproportionately harmed as the disease is spread and at a disadvantage to recover once the pandemic is over. In fact, we have already seen an analogous situation in areas subjected to natural disaster such as Puerto Rico.

The Coalition on Human Needs believes these vulnerable populations deserve a voice and special consideration in policy debates pertaining to the public health response to the crisis. To that end, we have compiled the following list of resources advocates and organizations can use when informing the public or contacting lawmakers about COVID-19.

CHN Special Reports: How Coronavirus Affects the Most Vulnerable

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Blog Posts, Organizational Statements and Press Articles

COVID-19 4.0 (Congress is expected to return to Washington later this spring to debate a fourth round of coronavirus legislation. Watch this space for related developments, including calls from CHN member groups on what must be included in the next legislative package.)

The CARES Act (third round of COVID-19 legislation, passed by the House and signed into law on Friday, March 27)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (second round of COVID-19 legislation, passed by Senate and signed by President Trump on Wednesday, March 18):

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Nutrition Assistance

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Government Notices/Guidance

Guides and other resources

Social media accounts to follow

Public Health