Title

Sheltering the Homeless during COVID-19 in San Jose, California

Publication Date

3-29-2021

Document Type

Article

Department

Political Science

Publication Title

International Journal of Public Administration

Volume

44

Issue

2021-11-12

DOI

10.1080/01900692.2021.1896546

First Page

952

Last Page

962

Abstract

In 2020 the United States was experiencing homelessness in many states, with California having the largest unsheltered homeless population. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all people be housed to facilitate disease prevention measures, including social distancing. San Jose, California, the 10th largest city in the nation, engaged in new partnerships, involved over 700 city employees as Disaster Service Workers (DSWs), and delivered new programs and services to the unsheltered homeless and other vulnerable populations, not only within the city, but countywide.

Keywords

COVID-19, disaster service worker, homeless, San Jose, California, unsheltered homeless

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