From the Introduction: "Many communities across the country have seen a rise in homicides and gun violence in the wake of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. From increases in gang-related violence to higher rates of domestic violence, researchers and journalists have identified various ways in which community violence has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. [...] While the pandemic has exacerbated contributing factors to community violence, the root causes can be traced to decades of disinvestment and economic isolation in certain communities, disproportionately impacting Black and Hispanic neighborhoods. HUD [Department of Housing and Urban Development] has made billions of dollars available to help communities prepare for, prevent, and recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. These funds can also be leveraged to address the causes of community violence and help build stronger, safer, more equitable, and ultimately more resilient communities. This quick guide identifies evidence-based strategies to mitigate and reduce community violence and provides suggestions on how such activities could be funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) or Community Development Block Grant CARES [Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security] Act (CDBG-CV) resources."
HUD Exchange: https://www.hudexchange.info/