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Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers – Fridays at 2:30 PM EDT

HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) invites homeless assistance providers and their partners to participate in weekly Office Hours sessions to discuss COVID-19 planning and response on Fridays from 2:30 - 4:00 PM EDT. The next session will be this Friday, March 27, 2020. Presenters from the following federal agencies and their partners will be available for a live question and answer session:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (HCH)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Note: This Friday, March 27, 2020 will be the third Office Hours session offered by SNAPS related to COVID-19 Planning & Response. If you participated in the session on March 20, you are still encouraged to attend future Office Hours for the latest information and updates. View the March 20, 2020 Office Hours recording and slides on the HUD Exchange.

Watch the Recorded Webinar

On March 10, HUD presented an Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners webinar. If you have not done so already, please view the webinar materials before joining the Office Hours question and answer session. The recording is approximately 75 minutes long.

View the webinar recording and slides on the HUD Exchange.

Join the Office Hours Online

Date and Time: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:30 PM EDT

Participants do not need to register in advance. It is strongly recommended that you join the session 15 minutes prior to the start time (2:15 PM EDT). To join the session, simply access the session login page at the link below.

Join the Office Hours question & answer session.


If you have any questions about this Office Hours question & answer session or encounter difficulties joining the session, please contact Natalie_Matthews@abtassoc.com.

Additional Resources

  • Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page to access technical assistance materials from HUD as well as guidance issued from HUD’s federal partners dedicated to preparing for and responding to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
  • HUD is also available to provide technical assistance to our homeless assistance providers who need support in preventing or responding to the spread of infectious disease. Submit your questions to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select “CoC: Continuum of Care Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list and write “Health Preparedness and Response” in the subject line.

The contents of these materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These materials are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

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