We encourage PHAs to refer to HUD PIH's COVID-19 FAQs for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) (including the Project-based Voucher Program (PBV)) and Native American Programs, HUD’s COVID-19 webpage, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s website for information and updates about COVID-19, and to contact your state and local health departments for additional guidance.
We have created a COVID-19 Coordination Community on HousingIs.org, which will serve as a go-to resource for PHAs and other stakeholders to communicate with each other about preparedness and response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Share resources you have developed, ask questions, and contribute to ongoing discussions on the Community Forum. You will need a HousingIs.Org account (separate from your CLPHA.org account) to access this Community -- click here to create a HousingIs.org account.
CLPHA's Housing Is Initiative is frequently updating its website's event calendar with industry COVID-19 calls and webinars:
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC): The NLIHC's Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition will lead recurring national calls on Coronavirus and Homelessness/Housing every Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET until Congress includes housing and homelessness resources in the COVID-19 stimulus package. See all past NLIHC call recordings and presentation slides.
NLIHC has released a new, interactive Housing Instability and COVID-19 Map. The map shows for each U.S. county the number of renters who are experiencing or at-risk of housing instability, including extremely low-income renters who are severely housing cost-burdened or living in overcrowded conditions, the number of people experiencing homelessness in the Continuum of Care to which each county belongs, and which counties have confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF): SAHF has launched a public COVID-19 resource page for resident services practitioners and those directly working to meet resident needs. The page offers access to share useful resources and templates – both tools housers/RS practitioners have developed to support their own staff and residents, and external resources that are valuable for practitioners throughout this health crisis.
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH): Past USICH COVID-19 webinars:
- "Webinar: Maximizing Funding for Non-Congregate Shelter Opportunities: California’s Project Roomkey" (April 23)
- "Implementing Assessment and Recovery Centers and Providing Transportation to I/Q Facilities: Lessons from Seattle & King County" (April 13)
- "Reinforcing the Homelessness Crisis Response:Lessons from Seattle & King County" (March 31)
- "Isolation and Quarantine: Lessons Learned from Seattle & King County" (March 24)