April 7, 2020

Covid-19 Resources and Response: Gulf Coast

Our Gulf Coast office is working hard to respond to the needs of our grantees and partners during the Covid-19 pandemic. Having been established in response to Hurricane Katrina, our office specializes in disaster response and recovery. We have been through many natural disasters and flooding events with our partners across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in the last 15 years. The Gulf Coast region is known for its resilience and community spirit. We will get through this working together to respond as this crisis continues to unfold. 

We know there is a lot of uncertainty about the future and how to navigate the federal and philanthropic responses to the pandemic, how to fill funding gaps when your work has been interrupted or put on hold, and how to communicate the appropriate resources to your clients and residents. We have all been forced to quickly adjust our way of working and living. We are acutely aware of the challenges presented by this move to remote operations, particularly in our region where internet access and infrastructure is limited, and many do not own computers or smart phones. 

Enterprise Community Partners will be here to help support you through this by advocating for our partners, providing technical support and capacity building, and lending our expertise to inform decision-making in the future. With the overwhelming amount of information out there, our goal is to be a source of reliable information and resources that you can trust and share with your community members. We have compiled the information below to help you navigate this challenging time. You can also follow Enterprise’s list of national resources and federal policy response.

Additional Resources

Updated September, 2020

Financial Aid Resources for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Resources for CDCs , CHDOs, and Owners and Managers of Affordable Housing

Technology Support and Resources for Remote Operations

Coronavirus Resources for Community Members and Residents

  • If you have symptoms including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your primary care provider. Do not go to the doctor without calling first. If you do not have a primary care provider, call the Louisiana Department of Health hotline at 1-855-523-2652.
  • LCMC Health has launched a free coronavirus hotline - 504-962-6202 from M-F 7AM-11PM and Sat-Sun 8AM-8PM.
  • Mississippi Covid-19 Hotline: 877-978-6453 (available 24/7)  
  • State of Texas recommends calling your doctor if you have Covid-19symptoms. If you need help finding a doctor or accessing medical care, call 2-1-1 and they can direct you to low- or no-cost providers in your area.
  • CDC recommendations for self-care of symptoms at home

Resources for Homeowners and Renters

Philanthropic Covid-19 Response

Guidance from State and Local Government Authorities

Mental Health and Wellness

Tracking Covid-19

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