Not only is homelessness impacted by public health disasters like COVID; it is also increasingly affected by natural disasters attributable to climate change, including hurricanes, fires and droughts. To respond, partnerships between the homelessness system and emergency management agencies are critical. This session will provide an overview of different types of disasters and how they impact people experiencing homelessness and those who support them. It will cover who needs to be at the table in planning for and responding to disasters, and how HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs can support local communities in their efforts.