Sheltering the Homeless during COVID-19 in San Jose, California
Emergency and Disaster Management | Health Policy | Science and Technology Policy | Social Policy | Social Welfare
International Journal of Public Administration
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.
COVID-19, disaster service worker, homeless, San Jose, California, unsheltered homeless
Darius Brown and Frances L. Edwards. "Sheltering the Homeless during COVID-19 in San Jose, California" International Journal of Public Administration (2021): 952-962. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2021.1896546