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  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Winter Planning Resources – Updated November 2020
  • New Resources for Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) Recipients and Smaller Distressed Communities – November 6

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Comparable Database Vendor Checklist 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: 5 Tips to Approaching Rehousing with Racial Equity 

  • New Resources for Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) Recipients and Smaller Communities 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Winter Planning Resources 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Winter Planning Guide Overview - Meeting Winter Shelter Needs & Mitigating Health Risks 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Partnering with Local Public Housing Authorities 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Summary of ESG Program Waivers and Alternative Requirements 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Eligible ESG Program Costs for Infectious Disease Preparedness 

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Alternative Approaches to Winter Sheltering During COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: ESG-CV Reporting Guidance
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Primer on Serving People with High-Acuity Needs
  • Register Today: Using CDBG-CV to Address Housing Instability Webinar on November 3, 2020

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Social Distancing - Inspired Ideas for Addressing Loneliness
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Staying Safe While Going Back to the Office
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Engaging Clients with Remote Case Management
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Framework for Enhancing Safety in Your Homeless Response System
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Rehousing Out of Non-Congregate Shelter - Maximizing Placements
  • ESG-CV Notice Review for Metro Cities, Urban Counties, and Territories Webinar - Materials Posted
  • ESG-CV Reporting Requirements Training Series for State/Territory ESG Recipients - Materials Posted
  • ESG-CV Reporting Requirements Training Series for City/County ESG Recipients - Materials Posted

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: ESG-CV Notice Summary
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Managed Care Resource Brief
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Creating Cohorts for your Rehousing Strategy
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Supervisor Promoting a Culture of Self-Care
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Coordinating with Public Health for Safe Transitions into Housing
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Coordinated Investment Planning - How the Sacramento COVID-19 Response Team is Collaborating to Enhance Rehousing Strategies
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Coordinated Investment Planning - How Houston is Leveraging Integrated Planning to Invest in COVID-19 Rehousing
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Coordinated Investment Planning - How the Dakota County COVID-19 Response Team is Coordinating Stakeholders to Develop a Data-Informed Investment Plan

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Rapid Rehousing Ramp-Up
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Remote Supervision Tips for Homeless Service Providers

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Federal Rehousing Resources
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Rehousing and Coordinated Investment Planning Tool
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Creating a Cultural Equity Plan: Organizational Policies and Procedures
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Staff Orientation to Racial Equity
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Strategies for Renter Protection
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Maximizing Income for Rapid Rehousing Participants During COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: ESG-CV Quarterly Reporting Calendar 

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Designing a Centralized Rent Administration Program 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Shallow Rental Subsidies 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Evidence-Based Service Delivery 
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Estimating Future Homelessness

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Mitigating the Spread - Washington DC Shelter Profile – August 28
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Equity Capacity Building - Hiring, Supervision, Training – August 28
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Racial Trauma and Trauma-Informed Services – August 28
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: HMIS Budget and Staffing – August 28
  • Continuum of Care (CoC) FAQ: Can a CoC Take Actions within its Coordinated Entry Process to Prioritize Persons at Increased Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19? – August 2020

  • Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Family Violence - August 21
  • Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Youth and Young Adults - August 21
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Sample Language for the ESG-CV Project Description in IDIS - August 17
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Housing Problem-Solving in Practice - August 17

  • HUD CPD Brochure: Tools for Landlords with Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 (see Memo8/17)
  • HUD CPD Brochure: Tenant Guidance – Rent Payment Plans (see Memo8/17)
  • Eviction Prevention for At Risk Tenants: A Message to HUD Program Grantees -August 2020
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Advancing Racial Equity through Assessments and Prioritization - August 11
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Strategies for Eviction Prevention - August 11
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Case Management Ratios - August 11
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Justice Partnerships and Reentry Solutions - August 11
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Targeted Rehousing Strategy Overview - August 11
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: High Acuity - Transition from Short-term to Long-term Subsidy - August 11

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Operational Healthcare Partnerships - August 6
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: What to Expect from Remote Case Management- August 6
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Connecting Quarantine to Coordinated Entry - Mainstream Resources- August 6
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: VSP Comparable Database & Reporting Requirements- August 6
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization to Support and Respond to COVID-19, Spanish translated version- July 31

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Leveraging Integrated Data to Support and Enhance COVID-19 Responses
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Public Housing Authority Data Sharing Agreements
  • Memo: CDBG Coronavirus Response Grantee Resources Related to Preventing Duplication of Benefits - July 13
  • CARES Act Programs through SBA, FEMA, IRS, Treasury, USDA, and HHS for CDBG Grantee Awareness for Duplication of Benefits - July 10
  • Summary of Primary CDBG Activity Categories to Support Coronavirus - June 23
  • CDBG-DR COVID-19 Factsheet - Updated July 24
  • IDIS Fact Sheet for ESG and ESG-CV Funds Setup
  • Availability of Funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Projects Receiving Project-Based Rental Assistance - July 23
  • COVID-19 Supplemental Payment Request Form

  • COVID-19 FAQs for Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities - Updated July 17
  • COVID-19 Grants Management: ESG Homelessness Prevention Eligibility During Eviction Moratoria

  • COVID-19 FAQs for Public Housing Agencies, Version 5 - Updated July 16, see Memo4/64/276/87/20
  • Increasing Equity in the Homeless Response System Through Expanding Procurement – July 13
  • CDBG-CV COVID-19 FAQ – July 10 (see Memo 7/20)
  • COVID-19 Grants Management Support: Troubleshooting HESG Project Setup in IDIS
  • HUD resources now available in Spanish:

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Data & Equity - Using the Data You Have - July 8
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: HMIS Allowable Expenses for ESG - July 8
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Rapid Expansion of HMIS - Things to Consider - July 8
  • Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit - July 1
  • HOME Sample Self-Certification of Income Form to Implement HOME COVID-19 Waivers - June 30

  • Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit - July 1
  • HOME Sample Self-Certification of Income Form to Implement HOME COVID-19 Waivers - June 30

  • Federal Funding Priority Order for Non-Congregate Shelter During COVID-19 - June 23 (see Memo 6/29)
  • Non-Congregate Sheltering: Recommendations for Requests for Assistance - June 23 (included as a link in the Federal Funding Priority Order document)
  • Flexibilities/Waivers Granted by the CARES Act + Mega Waiver and Guidance - June 22 (see Memo 6/29)
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Wellness Checklist for Client Engagement
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Prevention to Promote Equity
  • Landlord Engagement Spotlight: Miami-Dade County

  • Supporting Individuals Exiting Isolation or Quarantine - June 18
  • Homeless Prevention: Effective and Efficient Prevention Programs - June 18
  • Housing Trust Fund CARES Act Eviction Moratorium FAQs - June 16
  • System Planning: A Framework for Homelessness Prevention - June 16

  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Five Things to Consider When Investing ESG in Homelessness Prevention
  • CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grants Round 2 Funding - June 9 (see Memo 6/15)
  • Methodology for Round 2 Allocations of ESG CARES Act Funds June 9
  • HOME CARES Act Eviction Moratorium - Sample Letter to Owners and Sample Tenant Flyer - June 10
  • Planning a Housing Surge to Accelerate Rehousing Efforts in Response to COVID-19
  • Rehousing Activation and Racial Equity Part 1: Equity as the Foundation
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Landlord Engagement - June 1
  • Rehousing Activation: Planning and Implementation Tips
  • Untapped Expertise: Strategies for Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement When Developing Your Coordinated Investment Plan
  • Landlord Engagement in the Time of COVID-19

  • How Does the Federal CARES Act Eviction Moratorium Impact the ESG and CoC Programs? FAQs and Flyer - June 1
  • CDBG CARES Act Eviction Moratorium Q&As - May 18
  • CPD Memo: Availability of Additional Waivers for CPD Grant Programs to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19 - May 22
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: When to Use Personal Protective Equipment - May 26
  • COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Equity-Driven Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization - May 26

  • Office of Multifamily Housing: COVID-19 Q&A - Updated May 21
  • Availability of a Waiver and Alternate Requirement for the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for Community Planning and Development Grant Programs in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus - May 19
  • Homeless System Response: Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization to Support and Respond to COVID-19 - May 7
    HUD’s Community Planning and Development announced allocations of the second tranche of $1 billion CDBG-CV to states:
  • COVID-19 Landlord Engagement: Reset your Community’s Critical Partnerships During COVID Response - May 15
    COVID-19 Homeless Systems Response: Landlord Engagement
    HUD Community and Planning Development Methodology for Round 2 Allocations of CDBG-CV CARES Act Funds - May 12
    IDIS Instructions for CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, and HOPWA-CV for Setting Up a Substantial Amendment for CARES Act Funding
  • CARES Act Flexibilities for ESG and HOPWA Funds Used to Support Coronavirus Response and Plan Amendment Waiver - May 5, 2020
  • Multifamily Q&A for COVID-19 - May 1, 2020
  • Notice PIH-2020-08: CARES Act - HCV Program Administrative Fees - Issued on April 29, 2020
  • Notice PIH-2020-07: Implementation of Supplemental Guidance to the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Fund Appropriations - Issued on April 28, 2020
  • Addressing Tenant Concerns During the COVID-19 National Emergency - April 28, 2020
  • Notice PIH-2020-06: IHBG-CARES Implementation Notice - Issued on April 22, 2020
  • COVID-19 HMIS Resources - Updated April 28, 2020

  • COVID-19 FAQs for Public Housing Agencies on Eviction Moratorium
  • How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Impact the Emergency Solutions Grant and Continuum of Care Program?
  • Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs
  • Infections Disease Toolkit for CoCs (Now in Spanish)
  • This set of resources includes information on preventing and managing the spread of infectious disease for people experiencing homelessness, in shelters, and encampments. It has guidelines for emergency hygiene practices, communicating with clients and public health agencies, guidelines for isolation and more.
  • Interim Guidance for Homeless Services Practitioners
  • Guidance for pre-outbreak and outbreak measures to be taken by shelter providers such as spacing sleeping mats, providing access to clean and stocked bathrooms.
  • Q&A from the Office of Healthcare Programs
  • Questions and Answers from HUD OHP for HUD or FDA-insured healthcare facilities.
  • Questions to Assist CoCs and Public Health Authorities to Limit the Spread of Infectious Disease in Homeless Programs
  • This is a list of questions for COC’s and Public Health Authorities to work through how best to care for sheltered and unsheltered persons who exhibit coronavirus-like symptoms. Importantly it also contains questions to guide CoC’s and PH Authorities in providing care and information in ways that don’t trigger mental illness episodes.  
  • Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response
  • This is a list of eligible activities under CDBG that can be used in infectious disease response. Includes things like constructing treatment facilities, provide short-term working capital assistance, meals on wheels and more.
  • Specific Considerations for Public Health Authorities to Limit Infection Risk Among People Experiencing Homelessness
  • This guidance for Health Authorities dealing with households living in shelters, in encampments, on the street, and in supportive housing.
  • Eligible ESG costs for Infectious Disease Preparedness
  • Detailing activities that are eligible for Emergency Solutions Grants Program reimbursement. It covers things like cleaning supplies, cots, room dividers, transportation, and hiring additional staff. It also includes some guidance for planning and applying for these reimbursements.
  • Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners
  • This is a webinar covering the basics of COVID-19 and how best to put in place safety measures.
  • Office of Multifamily Housing Covid-19 Q&A
  • This Q&A with the Office of MFH Programs includes information on how the office is ensuring Fair Housing obligations will be met, property managers’ options for isolating or utilizing vacant unites for quarantine, disinfecting common spaces and more. Very important!
  • Office of Single Family Housing Q&A
  • Details what the FHA is doing with regard to FHA single family loans.
  • Office of Single Family Housing Info #20-20
  • Details the temporary partial waiver of servicing requirements regarding face-to-face contact with borrowers.
  • Q&A on HR Flexibilities and Authorities for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Agency guidelines on telework and HR for HUD satellite offices.
  • Housing Choice Voucher/PHA/Native American Programs COVID-19 Facts
  • Describing recommendations to PHA’s regarding HCV, PBV, and Native American Programs. Lists things such as postponing unit inspections, adjusting income guidelines and family shares of rent, and the use of capital, operation, and administrative funds.
  • Guidance for Section 184 and 184A lenders and services regarding foreclosure and eviction moratoriums related to Presidentially Declared National Emergency. 
  • COVID-19: Essential Services for Encampments During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
  • COVID-19: Shelter Management During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
  • COVID-19 Client Triage Tool: Atlanta, GA CoC Example
  • COVID-19: How to Screen Clients Upon Entry to Shelter or Opportunity Centers
  • Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders COVID-19 Q&A
  • HUD has created a Community-level COVID-19 Homelessness Planning & Response Dashboard based on a recent report on the impact of COVID-19 among the country’s homeless population. 
  • HUD has updated its COVID-19 Multifamily Stakeholder Q&A Document.
  • HUD released a description of waivers for its CPD Grant Program
  • The National Healthcare for the Homeless Council released a set of needed actions from the public health and emergency response systems.
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