The Adams County Housing Stability Response and Recovery Team is working to keep people in their homes and ensure residents other housing needs met during the COVID-19 crisis. This includes identifying policy and system shifts that may be needed, and providing an avenue for clear, concise information and aid in real-time.
Thank you to our Champion
COVID-19 has heightened the community’s need for stable and secure housing and provided a unique opportunity to provide services and support to residents as they navigate the new normal. As such, Commissioner Henry has been championing the work if Housing Stability Response and Recovery Team who has been hard at work innovating and building strategies to keep our most vulnerable community members in their homes. Thus far, the Maiker Housing Fund has raised over $1.4 million to date for Adams County Residents. Recently, the strategy has been focused on ensuring both tenants and landlords (on behalf of their tenants) can apply for support through the fund, and in addition, a “rapid settlement” strategy is in development where both landlords and tenants are made whole to avoid eviction. Both strategies are being watched closely to potentially scale, including nationwide.
About Adams County Response & Recovery Efforts
As part of a COVID-19 emergency management response and recovery strategy, Adams County created seven Response & Recovery Teams and launched a new website dedicated to providing key resources to support residents and businesses. Response & Recovery focus areas include aging adult services, business support, childcare for critical personnel, food security and basic essentials, housing, support for the unemployed and future workforce, and uninsured and healthcare access.
To learn more about the work underway visit http://adamscountycovid19.org/covid-19-adams-county-task-forces
Join This Effort
For more information about the Response and Recovery Team, please contact RMP Backbone Staff at 970-515-9892 or ashleyedinger@RMPbackbone.org.