Working to Keep People and Pets in Homes

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Recorded On: 12/03/2020


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Affordable housing was a crisis in every state in the country before the pandemic. Now tens of millions of U.S. renters are estimated to be at risk of eviction in the coming months due to exacerbated economic challenges from COVID-19.  To keep pets in their homes, we have to keep people in their homes. Join us to talk through housing support, eviction response programs, and advocacy on this important issue. This session runs 75-minutes.

Post session: Complete the session evaluation afterwards in order to earn a Certificate of Attendance with CE. 



This session, sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim and Metacam, was recorded during the Fall Conference for Animal Welfare 2020.

This recording is also part of the free Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Package.

Amanda Arrington

Senior Director Of Pets For Life

The Humane Society Of The United States

With Pets for Life in over 50 markets across the U.S., Amanda Arrington guides a social justice-driven approach to create equity in and access to pet resources and information for people in underserved communities. Amanda has received numerous awards for her community outreach work, including the prestigious American Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award in 2018. Arrington currently serves as co-chair of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement’s  Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Animal Welfare.

Lauren Loney

Texas State Director

The Humane Society Of The United States

Lauren Loney graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law where she was on the executive boards of the Environmental Law Society and the UT Chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. She is a licensed attorney in Texas and has practiced environmental justice and affordable housing law in low-income communities across the state. Before joining HSUS, Lauren was a Staff Attorney and Advocacy Co-Director at Texas Housers, a civil rights and affordable housing nonprofit. She holds a M.S. in Aquatic Resources from Texas State University and a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Mizzou.

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