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COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers – June 23, 2021

The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, HUD and its partners are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned.

This digest contains recently published resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners.

New ESG-CV Page on the HUD Exchange

Emergency Solutions Grants – CARES Act (ESG-CV) Page

This page compiles the ESG-CV resources released to date to assist communities implement their supplemental allocation of ESG-CV program funding.

Visit the ESG page for additional ESG Program updates, guidance, and resources.

Join Friday’s Office Hours

Date and Time: Friday, June 25, 2021 at 2:30 PM EDT

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)

Participants do not need to register in advance. It is strongly recommended that you join the Office Hours 15 minutes prior to the start time (2:15 PM EDT). To join the Office Hours, simply access the login page at the link below. The Event Password (HUD123) should be auto-filled. Please do not alter the Event Password when joining the Office Hours.

Join the Webinar

Save the Date: Upcoming Office Hours

Date and Time: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 2:30 PM EDT

For more information, please visit the Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers page.

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.

SNAPS Mailing List Subscription

SNAPS is now using two different listservs to communicate competition and program updates:

SNAPS grantees and interested stakeholders should consider subscribing both to the HUD Exchange mailing list and HUD.gov mailing lists. Please communicate this information to your homeless organizations, local government contacts, and other interested stakeholders.

         
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