USICH Releases Resource on Expiring Federal Pandemic Protections Potentially Impacting Homelessness Services

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a new resource on April 5 to help people experiencing homelessness and service providers identify federal pandemic-related protections that are set to expire in fiscal year (FY) 2022 or that will be impacted by the scheduled end of the public health emergency on April 16, 2022. The tool lists provisions enacted in several federal departments, including HUD and the U.S. Departments of the Treasury (Treasury), Homeland Security, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs.

Among other programs, the resource notes the impending end of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Non-Congregate Sheltering assistance program, as well as funding for HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grants-Coronavirus (ESG-CV) program, the first round of emergency rental assistance funding (ERA1) provided by Treasury, and several HUD waivers related to HUD’s admissions policies for federally assisted housing.

View the resource here