Ring the Alarm: COVID-19 Presents Grave Danger to Communities of Color

COLORLINES by Race Forward

“Racism has created an uneven playing field in this country,” says Dr. Jones. “COVID-19 is about to expose and wreak havoc on that uneven playing field unless we organize and strategize to act." Here’s what places us in such grave danger—along with suggestions about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones...

by Hilary Beard on March 20, 2020 2:35PM ET

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COVID-19 will not Affect Everyone the Same

Consumer Health Foundation 

As we make rapid-fire decisions on resource allocation and response, now more than ever we need to use tools such as racial equity impact assessments (REIA). The instinct might be to disregard these kinds of tools for expediency, an understandable impulse but one we must resist.

Since time is not on our side and an extensive REIA may not be possible, here are just a few questions you should be asking as part of your COVID-19 response: ...

By Yanique Redwood on April 2, 2020

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Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate


No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates. Here’s what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients.

by Akilah Johnson and Talia Buford on April 3, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

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The Racial Time Bomb in the COVID-19 Crisis

The New York Times

“Although COVID-19 does not discriminate along racial or ethnic lines, existing racial disparities and inequities in health outcomes and health care access may mean that the nation’s response to preventing and mitigating its harms will not be felt equally in every community.”

Opinion by By Charles M. Blow on April 1, 2020

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HUD CoC and ESG COVID Waivers

Learn more about the waivers and find a SAMPLE POLICY, SAMPLE WAIVER FORM AND AN EXPLANATION!

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

As part of the Federal COVID-19 pandemic relief CARES legislation, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering financial support to most nonprofits - content courtesy of the SVP in Boulder County