Disease Risks and Homelessness

People experiencing homelessness often have a higher risk for exposure to communicable diseases and have little access to health care systems and treatment in their communities.

Resources for Homeless Service Providers and Community Partners

The recent 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. HUD strongly encourages CoCs to contact their local public health departments, Healthcare for the Homeless agencies, and other local health partners to ensure the unique needs and opportunities related to the homeless service system are incorporated in plans to prevent and respond to infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Featured Resources

CDC: Resources to Support People Experiencing Homelessness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a set of resources targeted to homeless shelters and providers including cleaning and disinfecting guidelines, how to screen clients, and guidance for reopening.

 

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Disaster Response Rehousing: A Resource Navigator

This resource navigator helps communities develop and implement rehousing strategies in their homeless response systems and provides best practices and community examples for various topics such as equity and grants management.

 

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Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs

This toolkit provides structure and specific examples for planning and responding to influenza, coronavirus, and other infectious diseases. The toolkit consists of three documents that provide information for CoC leadership, homeless service providers, and partners to utilize when planning for and responding to infectious diseases.

 

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COVID-19: Systemwide Protocol for People Experiencing Homelessness - State of California Example

These resources provide the State of California's recommended protocol and approaches for COVID-19 response for individuals experiencing homelessness.

 

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Explore All Resources

Select “Search All Resources by Date” to see the full list of SNAPS COVID-19 resources, organized by date published. Select the other categories throughout the page to view resources by topic area.

All COVID-19 Resources

Resource Author Category Date Published

Vaccine Planning and Distribution – Includes a variety of resources on the following topics:

  • Vaccine Distribution Strategies
  • Vaccine Equity Series
  • Using Data and HMIS for Vaccine Rollout
  • Building Vaccine Confidence
  • Flyers
HUD Community Planning and Preparedness Updated December 2, 2021
Client-Informed Data Collection Best Practices: Community Examples HUD Data Management November 29, 2021
Introduction to HOME-ARP for CoCs HUD Consolidated Investment Planning November 22, 2021
Unit Acquisition Strategies and Examples to Support Housing Development HUD Consolidated Investment Planning November 22, 2021
Allocating ESG-CV to Support Strategies to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19 Outbreaks HUD Consolidated Investment Planning | ESG-CV Grant Management November 22, 2021

Winter Planning Resources – Includes:

Winter Planning Guide

Supporting Resources

COVID-19 Informational Flyers

HUD Community Planning and Preparedness Updated November 15, 2021
Honolulu Housing Fair HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | Community Planning and Preparedness November 9, 2021
Summary of ESG Program Waivers and Alternative Requirements | Spanish Version HUD ESG-CV Grant Management English Version: November 8, 2021 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Rehousing and Coordinated Investment Planning Tool
Includes a demonstration video that provides an overview of how to use the tool.
HUD Consolidated Investment Planning | Rehousing Strategy | Permanent Housing Updated November 1, 2021

ESG-CV Expense Tools

HUD ESG-CV Grant Management October 19, 2021

COVID-19 EHV Waiver and Alternative Requirements: Summary Table

HUD Emergency Housing Vouchers October 14, 2021

Housing Problem-Solving

HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice October 4, 2021

Re-Evaluating Your ESG-CV Approach

HUD ESG-CV Grant Management September 24, 2021

Make the Most of Federal Resources to Stop Increases in Homelessness

HUD Consolidated Investment Planning September 23, 2021

CoC/HOME/HOME-ARP/CDBG/ESG Recipient Crosswalk – Includes:

HUD Consolidated Investment Planning September 16, 2021
ESG-CV Reporting Guidance - Includes: HUD ESG-CV Grant Management Updated September 7, 2021
COVID-19 EHV Referral Packet Template: Example Forms for EHV Program HUD Emergency Housing Vouchers August 24, 2021
Engaging Individuals with Lived Expertise HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice August 23, 2021

Emergency Housing Vouchers Funding Briefs – Includes:

HUD Emergency Housing Vouchers | ESG-CV Grant Management | Consolidated Investment Planning Updated August 10, 2021
Carrying Out Coordinated Entry Activities Under the ESG Program HUD ESG-CV Grant Management August 6, 2021
SNAPS TA Provider Webinar: State of COVID-19: Summer 2021 HUD Community Planning and Preparedness August 3, 2021
ESG-CV Notice CPD-21-08 Summary HUD ESG-CV Grant Management July 29, 2021
HOME-ARP and Project Homekey Overview Webinar Materials HUD Permanent Housing July 22, 2021
EHVs and Coordinated Entry Reporting HUD Emergency Housing Vouchers | Data Management July 22, 2021
Notice CPD-21-08: Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments | ESG-CV Grant Management July 19, 2021
ESG-CV Prevent, Prepare, and Respond Tieback Flexibilities Quick Guide HUD ESG-CV Grant Management July 19, 2021
Project Funding and Structure Brief: Master Leasing HUD Permanent Housing | Consolidated Investment Planning July 15, 2021
Long-Term Financing of Permanent Supportive Housing Projects HUD Permanent Housing July 15, 2021
EHVs in HMIS HUD Emergency Housing Vouchers | Data Management July 13, 2021
Shared Housing HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice July 9, 2021

Emergency Housing Vouchers Webinar Summaries – Includes:

HUD Emergency Housing Vouchers July 1, 2021
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 (Issued June 30, 2021) HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments July 1, 2021
ESG-CV Advancing Strategies HUD ESG-CV Grant Management Updated June 28, 2021

COVID-19 HMIS Resources – Includes:

HUD Community Planning and Preparedness Updated May 28, 2021
Notice PIH 2021-15 (HA): EHVs – Operating Requirements HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments May 5, 2021
Notice CPD-21-05: Waiver and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments | ESG-CV Grant Management April 14, 2021

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 (Issued March 31, 2021)

HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments April 1, 2021

Homeless Prevention Resources – Includes:

HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice Updated March 1, 2021

Landlord Engagement – Includes:

HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice Updated February 23, 2021

Coordination with the Veteran System

HUD Consolidated Investment Planning | Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice February 17, 2021

Establishing a Capitalized Operating Reserve

HUD Consolidated Investment Planning | Permanent Housing February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Flexible Subsidy Pool Fundamentals: Essentials and How to Get Started

HUD Consolidated Investment Planning | Permanent Housing February 9, 2021

Hotel/Motel Acquisitions for Permanent Housing

HUD Consolidated Investment Planning | Permanent Housing February 9, 2021

Adjusting ESG Written Standards for ESG-CV

HUD ESG-CV Grant Management January 15, 2021

Eligibility During Eviction Moratoria | Spanish Version

HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | ESG-CV Grant Management English Version: January 11, 2021 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021

Lessons Learned from Outreach Workers – Includes:

  • Video
  • Transcript
HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice January 8, 2021
CPD Memo: Availability of Waivers for the Biennial Point-in-Time Count of Unsheltered Homelessness HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments January 7, 2021
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness HUD Rehousing Strategy January 4, 2021
Housing Surges: Special Considerations for Targeting People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness HUD Rehousing Strategy January 4, 2021
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 (Issued December 30, 2020) HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments December 30, 2020

Rehousing Activation and Racial Equity – Includes:

HUD Rehousing Strategy Updated December 28, 2020
Victim Service Provider - Comparable Database ESG-CV Project Set-Up Tips | Spanish Version HUD Data Management English Version: December 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Grants Management Support - Staffing Options for ESG-CV Administration | Spanish Version HUD ESG-CV Grant Management English Version: December 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 19, 2021
Grants Management - Procurement Strategies for ESG-CV | Spanish Version HUD ESG-CV Grant Management English Version: December 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Serving Survivors through Coordinated Entry HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | Client Support and Care November 13, 2020
Staff Capacity: Considerations for Scaling Up | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: November 13, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 7, 2021
Holistic Investment Planning for State ESG Entitlements and Balance of State CoCs HUD Consolidated Investment Planning November 11, 2020
5 Tips to Approaching Rehousing with Racial Equity HUD Rehousing Strategy October 29, 2020
Comparable Database Vendor Checklist | Spanish Version HUD Data Management English Version: October 29, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Eligible ESG Program Costs for Infectious Disease Preparedness | Spanish Version HUD ESG-CV Grant Management | Using CoC and ESG Funds for Infections Disease Preparedness and Response English Version: Updated February 17, 2021 | Spanish Version: February 5, 2021
Partnering with Local Public Housing Authorities | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: October 26, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Primer on Serving People with High-Acuity Needs HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice October 16, 2020
Rehousing Out of Non-Congregate Shelter: Maximizing Placements HUD Rehousing Strategy October 8, 2020
Social Distancing: Inspired Ideas for Addressing Loneliness HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice October 8, 2020
Staying Safe While Going Back to the Office | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: October 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 20, 2021
Engaging Clients with Remote Case Management | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: October 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Framework for Enhancing Safety in Your Homeless Response System HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | Community Planning and Preparedness October 6, 2020
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 (Issued September 30, 2020) HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments October 2, 2020
ESG-CV Notice Summary HUD ESG-CV Grant Management October 2, 2020
Creating Cohorts for Your Rehousing Strategy HUD Rehousing Strategy October 1, 2020
Managed Care Resource Brief | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: October 1, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2021
Supervisors Promoting a Culture of Self-Care | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: October 1, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 26, 2021
Coordinating with Public Health for Safe Transitions into Housing HUD Community Planning and Preparedness October 1, 2020
Coordinated Investment Planning Case Studies – Includes: HUD Consolidated Investment Planning English Versions: October 1, 2020 | Spanish Versions: February 5, 2021
Remote Supervision Tips for Homeless Service Providers | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: September 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 23, 2021
Rapid Rehousing Ramp-Up | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: September 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 7, 2021
Federal Rehousing Resources HUD Consolidated Investment Planning September 22, 2020
Creating a Cultural Equity Plan: Organizational Policies and Procedures | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: September 17, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 5, 2021
Strategies for Renter Protection HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice September 17, 2020
Staff Orientation to Racial Equity | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: September 17, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Maximizing Income for Rapid Rehousing Participants During COVID-19 | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: September 17, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 20, 2021
ESG-CV Quarterly Reporting Calendar | Spanish Version HUD ESG-CV Grant Management English Version: September 14, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2021
Estimating Future Homelessness HUD Consolidated Investment Planning English Version: September 1, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Notice CPD-20-08: Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments September 1, 2020
Designing a Centralized Rent Administration Program | Spanish Version HUD Consolidated Investment Planning English Version: August 28, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Shallow Rental Subsidies | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | Permanent Housing English Version: August 28, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
Evidence-based Service Delivery | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 28, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 5, 2021
FAQ: Are there actions a Continuum of Care may take within its Coordinated Entry process to prioritize persons who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19? HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice August 25, 2020
Mitigating the Spread: Washington DC Shelter Profile | Spanish Version HUD Community Planning and Preparedness English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 20, 2021
Equity Capacity Building: Hiring, Supervision, Training | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 5, 2021
Racial Trauma and Trauma-Informed Services | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
HMIS Budget and Staffing | Spanish Version HUD Data Management | ESG-CV Grant Management English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Family Violence | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | Rehousing Strategy English Version: August 20, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Youth and Young Adults HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | Rehousing Strategy August 20, 2020
Sample Language for the ESG-CV Project Description in IDIS HUD ESG-CV Grant Management August 14, 2020
Housing Problem-Solving in Practice | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 14, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2021
Targeted Rehousing Strategy Overview | Spanish Version HUD Rehousing Strategy English Version: August 11, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
High Acuity: Transition from Short-term to Long-term Subsidy | Spanish Version HUD Rehousing Strategy | Permanent Housing English Version: August 11, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
Justice Partnerships and Reentry Solutions | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 11, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 7, 2021
Advancing Racial Equity through Assessments and Prioritization | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 7, 2021
Strategies for Eviction Prevention HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice August 10, 2020
Case Management Ratios | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Strategies to Design and Implement a Successful ESG-CV Program HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | ESG-CV Grant Management August 6, 2020
What to Expect from Remote Case Management | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 4, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Connecting Quarantine to Coordinated Entry: Mainstream Resources | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: August 4, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 19, 2021
Operational Healthcare Partnerships | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: July 31, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 26, 2021
Leveraging Integrated Data to Support and Enhance COVID-19 Responses HUD Data Management July 30, 2020
Public Housing Authority Data Sharing Agreements | Spanish Version HUD Data Management English Version: July 30, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
IDIS Fact Sheet for ESG and ESG-CV Funds Setup HUD ESG-CV Grant Management July 24, 2020
Troubleshooting HESG Project Setup in IDIS | Spanish Version HUD ESG-CV Grant Management English Version: July 14, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 7, 2021
Increasing Equity in the Homeless Response System Through Expanding Procurement | Spanish Version HUD Consolidated Investment Planning English Version: July 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Data & Equity: Using the Data You Have | Spanish Version HUD Data Management English Version: July 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Rapid Expansion of HMIS: Things to Consider HUD Data Management July 8, 2020
Interim Considerations for Health Departments for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Homeless Shelters and Encampments CDC Site Specific Emergency Operations July 1, 2020
Privacy Considerations: Direct Service Staff Remote Work | Spanish Version HUD Client Support and Care English Version: June 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Federal Funding Priority Order for Non-Congregate Shelter During COVID-19 HUD ESG-CV Grant Management June 23, 2020
Non-Congregate Sheltering: Approaches for COVID-19 Homeless Response and Recommendations for Requests for Assistance HUD and CDC Site-Specific Emergency Operations | Community Planning and Preparedness June 23, 2020

Wellness Checklist for Client Engagement | Spanish Version

HUD Client Support and Care English Version: June 23, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Flexibilities/Waivers Granted by the CARES Act & Mega Waiver and Guidance HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments June 22, 2020
Supporting Individuals Exiting Isolation or Quarantine | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: June 16, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2021
Five Things to Consider When Investing ESG in Homelessness Prevention | Spanish Version HUD Consolidated Investment Planning English Version: June 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 23, 2021
Planning a Housing Surge to Accelerate Rehousing Efforts in Response to COVID-19 | Spanish Version HUD Rehousing Strategy English Version: June 4, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 19, 2021
Rehousing Activation: Planning and Implementation Tips | Spanish Version HUD Rehousing Strategy English Version: June 3, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 26, 2021
Untapped Expertise: Strategies for Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement When Developing Your Coordinated Investment Plan | Spanish Version HUD Consolidated Investment Planning English Version: June 3, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
Equity-Driven Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: May 26, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
When to Use Personal Protective Equipment | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice | Site-Specific Emergency Operations English Version: May 26, 2020 | Spanish Version: July 14, 2020
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 (Issued May 22, 2020) HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments May 22, 2020
Resources to Support People Experiencing Homelessness CDC Community Planning and Prepardness May 13, 2020
Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization to Support and Respond to COVID-19 | Spanish Version HUD Models and Implementation Support: Systems and Program Practice English Version: May 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: July 31, 2020
CPD Memo: Availability of a Waiver and Alternate Requirement for the CAPER for CPD Grant Programs in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments May 7, 2020
Setting Up a Substantial Amendment for CARES Act Funding HUD ESG-CV Grant Management May 7, 2020
CPD Memo: CARES Act Flexibilities for ESG and HOPWA Funds Used to Support Coronavirus Response and Plan Amendment Waiver HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments May 5, 2020
CoC Program Expedited COVID-19 Grant Agreement Amendments HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments April 17, 2020
How Does the Federal CARES Act Eviction Moratorium Impact the ESG and CoC Programs? HUD Community Planning and Preparedness April 17, 2020
YHDP and COVID-19 Questions and Answers YHDP YHDP Resources HUD - Updated April 16, 2020
FAQ: May recipients and subrecipients of CoC Program funds purchase cell phones and wireless service plans for program participants to use when receiving supportive services? HUD Using CoC and ESG Funds for Infections Disease Preparedness and Response April 15, 2020
Food Insecurity and Educational Handouts U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Client Support and Care April 11, 2020
Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs HUD Community Planning and Prepardness April 9, 2020
COVID-19 Response for People Experiencing Homelessness: Early Learnings from Seattle/King County USICH Community Planning and Preparedness April 7, 2020
Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Alternate Care Sites CDC Community Planning and Preparedness April 6, 2020
COVID-19 and the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Community: Needed Actions from Public Health and Emergency Response Systems National Health Care for the Homeless Council Community Planning and Preparedness April 1, 2020
Availability of Waivers of CPD Grant Program and Consolidated Plan Requirements to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19 for CoC, ESG, and HOPWA HUD Memos, Waivers, and Grant Amendments March 31, 2020
Screening Clients for Respiratory Infection Symptoms at Entry to Homeless Shelters CDC Site-Specific Emergency Operations March 31, 2020
State of CA: Systemwide COVID-19 Protocol for People Experiencing Homelessness State of CA Community Planning and Preparedness March 28, 2020
Client Screening and Work Flow Examples Atlanta, GA and San Diego, CA Site-Specific Emergency Operations March 27, 2020
Essential Services for Encampments During an Infectious Disease Outbreak | Spanish Version HUD Site-Specific Emergency Operations English Version: March 26, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 5, 2020
FAQ: Can CoC project administrative funds be used to train recipient staff to safely deliver assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic? HUD Using CoC and ESG Funds for Infections Disease Preparedness and Response March 26, 2020
FAQ: Can ESG funds be used to train staff on how to deliver services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to recognize symptoms, how to protect recipient staff from infection, and how to protect against spreading the virus while providing assistance? HUD Using CoC and ESG Funds for Infections Disease Preparedness and Response March 26, 2020
FEMA Public Assistance: COVID-19 Pandemic Eligible Emergency Protective Measures FEMA Community Planning and Preparedness March 25, 2020
YHDP Communities and COVID-19 Call Slides YHDP YHDP Resources HUD - Updated March 25, 2020
Shelter Management During an Infectious Disease Outbreak | Spanish Version HUD Site-Specific Emergency Operations English Version: March 23, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 30, 2020
Interim Guidance on COVID-19 for Member Domestic Violence Programs Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) Client Support and Care March 22, 2020
Using a Disaster Policy to Fund Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response with ESG HUD Using CoC and ESG Funds for Infections Disease Preparedness and Response March 18, 2020
COVID-19 and the HCH Community: Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Groups National Health Care for the Homeless Council Community Planning and Preparedness March 17, 2020
Seattle and King County: Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Homeless Service Providers Seattle and King County Community Planning and Preparedness March 16, 2020
Using CoC Program Funds for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response | Spanish Version HUD Using CoC and ESG Funds for Infections Disease Preparedness and Response English Version: March 13, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2020
Seattle and King County: Interim Guidance on How to Care for Someone with Symptoms Consistent with COVID-19 Seattle and King County Client Support and Care March 12, 2020
Questions to Assist CoCs and Public Health Authorities to Limit the Spread of Infectious Disease in Homeless Programs HUD Community Planning and Preparedness March 9, 2020
Specific Considerations for Public Health Authorities to Limit Infection Risk Among People Experiencing Homelessness HUD Site-Specific Emergency Operations March 9, 2020
Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Ventilation Recommendations CDC Site-Specific Emergency Operations March 6, 2020
Seattle and King County: Home Isolation Guide for Families and Individuals Living in Permanent Supportive Housing (Stand-Alone Units) Seattle and King County Site-Specific Emergency Operations March 6, 2020
Access National Healthcare for the Homeless Council’s (HCH) Resources on Influenza National Health Care for the Homeless Council Client Support and Care No publication date
Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During a Public Health Crisis TechSafety.org Client Support and Care No publication date
Best Practices for Mobile Advocacy TechSafety.org Client Support and Care No publication date
How to Operate as a Remote Workplace During a Public Health Crisis TechSafety.org Client Support and Care No publication date
Disaster Response Rehousing: A Resource Navigator - helps communities develop and implement rehousing strategies in their homeless response systems HUD Rehousing Strategy No publication date
Resource Author Date Published
Notice CPD-21-08: Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act HUD July 19, 2021
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 (Issued June 30, 2021) HUD July 1, 2021
Notice PIH 2021-15 (HA): EHVs – Operating Requirements HUD May 5, 2021
Notice CPD-21-05: Waiver and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act HUD April 14, 2021

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 (Issued March 31, 2021)

HUD April 1, 2021
CPD Memo: Availability of Waivers for the Biennial Point-in-Time Count of Unsheltered Homelessness HUD January 7, 2021
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 (Issued December 30, 2020) HUD December 30, 2020
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 (Issued September 30, 2020) HUD October 2, 2020
Notice CPD-20-08: Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act HUD September 1, 2020
Flexibilities/Waivers Granted by the CARES Act & Mega Waiver and Guidance HUD June 22, 2020
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 (Issued May 22, 2020) HUD May 22, 2020
CPD Memo: Availability of a Waiver and Alternate Requirement for the CAPER for CPD Grant Programs in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus HUD May 7, 2020
CPD Memo: CARES Act Flexibilities for ESG and HOPWA Funds Used to Support Coronavirus Response and Plan Amendment Waiver HUD May 5, 2020
CoC Program Expedited COVID-19 Grant Agreement Amendments HUD April 17, 2020
Availability of Waivers of CPD Grant Program and Consolidated Plan Requirements to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19 for CoC, ESG, and HOPWA HUD March 31, 2020

Rehousing Efforts Tools and Resources

Resource Author Date Published
Rehousing and Coordinated Investment Planning Tool
Includes a demonstration video that provides an overview of how to use the tool.
HUD Updated November 1, 2021
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness HUD January 4, 2021
Housing Surges: Special Considerations for Targeting People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness HUD January 4, 2021

Rehousing Activation and Racial Equity – Includes:

HUD Updated December 28, 2020
5 Tips to Approaching Rehousing with Racial Equity HUD October 29, 2020
Rehousing Out of Non-congregate Shelter: Maximizing Placements HUD October 8, 2020
Creating Cohorts for Your Rehousing Strategy HUD October 1, 2020
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Family Violence | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 20, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Youth and Young Adults HUD August 20, 2020
Targeted Rehousing Strategy Overview | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 11, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
High Acuity: Transition from Short-term to Long-term Subsidy | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 11, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
Planning a Housing Surge to Accelerate Rehousing Efforts in Response to COVID-19 | Spanish Version HUD English Version: June 4, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 19, 2021
Rehousing Activation: Planning and Implementation Tips | Spanish Version HUD English Version: June 3, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 26, 2021
Disaster Response Rehousing: A Resource Navigator - helps communities develop and implement rehousing strategies in their homeless response systems HUD No publication date
Resource Author Date Published
Rehousing and Coordinated Investment Planning Tool
Includes a demonstration video that provides an overview of how to use the tool.
HUD Updated November 1, 2021
HOME-ARP and Project Homekey Overview Webinar Materials HUD July 22, 2021
Project Funding and Structure Brief: Master Leasing HUD July 15, 2021
Long-Term Financing of Permanent Supportive Housing Projects HUD July 15, 2021

Establishing a Capitalized Operating Reserve

HUD February 17, 2021

Hotel/Motel Acquisitions for Permanent Housing

HUD February 9, 2021

COVID-19 Flexible Subsidy Pool Fundamentals: Essentials and How to Get Started

HUD February 9, 2021
Shallow Rental Subsidies | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 28, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
High Acuity: Transition from Short-term to Long-term Subsidy | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 11, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
Resource Author Date Published
Introduction to HOME-ARP for CoCs HUD November 22, 2021
Unit Acquisition Strategies and Examples to Support Housing Development HUD November 22, 2021
Allocating ESG-CV to Support Strategies to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19 Outbreaks HUD November 22, 2021
Rehousing and Coordinated Investment Planning Tool
Includes a demonstration video that provides an overview of how to use the tool.
HUD Updated November 1, 2021

Make the Most of Federal Resources to Stop Increases in Homelessness

HUD September 23, 2021

CoC/HOME/HOME-ARP/CDBG/ESG Recipient Crosswalk – Includes:

HUD September 16, 2021

Emergency Housing Vouchers Funding Briefs – Includes:

HUD Updated August 10, 2021
Project Funding and Structure Brief: Master Leasing HUD July 15, 2021

Coordination with the Veteran System

HUD February 17, 2021

Establishing a Capitalized Operating Reserve

HUD February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Flexible Subsidy Pool Fundamentals: Essentials and How to Get Started

HUD February 9, 2021

Hotel/Motel Acquisitions for Permanent Housing

HUD February 9, 2021
Holistic Investment Planning for State ESG Entitlements and Balance of State CoCs HUD November 11, 2020
Coordinated Investment Planning Case Studies – Includes: HUD English Versions: October 1, 2020 | Spanish Versions: February 5, 2021
Federal Rehousing Resources HUD September 22, 2020
Estimating Future Homelessness HUD English Version: September 1, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Designing a Centralized Rent Administration Program | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 28, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Increasing Equity in the Homeless Response System Through Expanding Procurement | Spanish Version HUD English Version: July 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Five Things to Consider When Investing ESG in Homelessness Prevention | Spanish Version HUD English Version: June 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 23, 2021
Untapped Expertise: Strategies for Inclusive Stakeholder Engagement When Developing Your Coordinated Investment Plan | Spanish Version HUD English Version: June 3, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
Resource Author Date Published
Honolulu Housing Fair HUD November 9, 2021
Housing Problem-Solving HUD October 4, 2021
Engaging Individuals with Lived Expertise HUD August 23, 2021
Shared Housing HUD July 9, 2021

Homeless Prevention Resources – Includes:

HUD Updated March 1, 2021

Coordination with the Veteran System

HUD February 17, 2021

Eligibility During Eviction Moratoria | Spanish Version

HUD English Version: January 11, 2021 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021

Lessons Learned from Outreach Workers – Includes:

  • Video
  • Transcript
HUD January 8, 2021

Landlord Engagement – Includes:

HUD Updated February 23, 2021
Serving Survivors through Coordinated Entry HUD November 13, 2020
Staff Capacity: Considerations for Scaling Up | Spanish Version HUD English Version: November 13, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 7, 2021
Partnering with Local Public Housing Authorities | Spanish Version HUD English Version: October 26, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Primer on Serving People with High-Acuity Needs HUD October 16, 2020
Social Distancing: Inspired Ideas for Addressing Loneliness HUD October 8, 2020
Staying Safe While Going Back to the Office | Spanish Version HUD English Version: October 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 20, 2021
Engaging Clients with Remote Case Management | Spanish Version HUD English Version: October 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Framework for Enhancing Safety in Your Homeless Response System HUD October 6, 2020
Managed Care Resource Brief | Spanish Version HUD English Version: October 1, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2021
Supervisors Promoting a Culture of Self-Care | Spanish Version HUD English Version: October 1, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 26, 2021
Remote Supervision Tips for Homeless Service Providers | Spanish Version HUD English Version: September 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 23, 2021
Rapid Rehousing Ramp-Up | Spanish Version HUD English Version: September 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 7, 2021
Creating a Cultural Equity Plan: Organizational Policies and Procedures | Spanish Version HUD English Version: September 17, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 5, 2021
Strategies for Renter Protection HUD September 17, 2020
Staff Orientation to Racial Equity HUD September 17, 2020
Maximizing Income for Rapid Rehousing Participants During COVID-19 | Spanish Version HUD English Version: September 17, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 20, 2021
Shallow Rental Subsidies | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 28, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 17, 2021
Evidence-based Service Delivery | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 28, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 5, 2021
FAQ: Are there actions a Continuum of Care may take within its Coordinated Entry process to prioritize persons who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19? HUD August 25, 2020
Equity Capacity Building: Hiring, Supervision, Training | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: February 5, 2021
Racial Trauma and Trauma-Informed Services | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Family Violence | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 20, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Youth and Young Adults HUD August 20, 2020
Housing Problem-Solving in Practice | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 14, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2021
Justice Partnerships and Reentry Solutions | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 11, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 7, 2021
Advancing Racial Equity through Assessments and Prioritization | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 7, 2021
Strategies for Eviction Prevention HUD August 10, 2020
Case Management Ratios | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Strategies to Design and Implement a Successful ESG-CV Program HUD August 6, 2020
What to Expect from Remote Case Management | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 4, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Connecting Quarantine to Coordinated Entry: Mainstream Resources | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 4, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 19, 2021
Operational Healthcare Partnerships | Spanish Version HUD English Version: July 31, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 26, 2021
Supporting Individuals Exiting Isolation or Quarantine | Spanish Version HUD English Version: June 16, 2020 | Spanish Version: April 1, 2021
When to Use Personal Protective Equipment | Spanish Version HUD English Version: May 26, 2020 | Spanish Version: July 14, 2020
Equity-Driven Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization | Spanish Version HUD English Version: May 26, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Changes to Coordinated Entry Prioritization to Support and Respond to COVID-19 | Spanish Version HUD English Version: May 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: July 31, 2020
Resource Author Date Published
Client-Informed Data Collection Best Practices: Community Examples HUD November 29, 2021
EHVs and Coordinated Entry Reporting HUD July 22, 2021
EHVs in HMIS HUD July 13, 2021
Victim Service Provider - Comparable Database ESG-CV Project Set-Up Tips | Spanish Version HUD English Version: December 10, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Comparable Database Vendor Checklist | Spanish Version HUD English Version: October 29, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
HMIS Budget and Staffing | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Leveraging Integrated Data to Support and Enhance COVID-19 Responses HUD July 30, 2020
Public Housing Authority Data Sharing Agreements | Spanish Version HUD English Version: July 30, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 1, 2021
Data & Equity: Using the Data You Have | Spanish Version HUD English Version: July 8, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 16, 2021
Rapid Expansion of HMIS: Things to Consider HUD July 8, 2020

Health Crisis Response Tools and Resources

Resource Author Date Published

Vaccine Planning and Distribution – Includes a variety of resources on the following topics:

  • Vaccine Distribution Strategies
  • Vaccine Equity Series
  • Using Data and HMIS for Vaccine Rollout
  • Building Vaccine Confidence
  • Flyers
HUD Updated December 2, 2021

Winter Planning Resources – Includes:

Winter Planning Guide

Supporting Resources

COVID-19 Informational Flyers

HUD Updated November 15, 2021
Honolulu Housing Fair HUD November 9, 2021
SNAPS TA Provider Webinar: State of COVID-19: Summer 2021 HUD August 3, 2021

COVID-19 HMIS Resources – Includes:

HUD Updated May 28, 2021
Framework for Enhancing Safety in Your Homeless Response System HUD October 6, 2020
Coordinating with Public Health for Safe Transitions into Housing HUD October 1, 2020
Mitigating the Spread: Washington DC Shelter Profile | Spanish Version HUD English Version: August 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: January 20, 2021
Non-Congregate Sheltering: Approaches for COVID-19 Homeless Response and Recommendations for Requests for Assistance HUD and CDC June 23, 2020
Resources to Support People Experiencing Homelessness CDC May 13, 2020
How Does the Federal CARES Act Eviction Moratorium Impact the ESG and CoC Programs? HUD April 17, 2020
Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs HUD April 9, 2020
COVID-19 Response for People Experiencing Homelessness: Early Learnings from Seattle/King County USICH April 7, 2020
Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Alternate Care Sites CDC April 6, 2020
COVID-19 and the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Community: Needed Actions from Public Health and Emergency Response Systems National Health Care for the Homeless Council April 1, 2020
State of CA: Systemwide COVID-19 Protocol for People Experiencing Homelessness State of CA March 28, 2020
FEMA Public Assistance: COVID-19 Pandemic Eligible Emergency Protective Measures FEMA March 25, 2020
COVID-19 and the HCH Community: Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Groups National Health Care for the Homeless Council March 17, 2020
Seattle and King County: Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Homeless Service Providers Seattle and King County March 16, 2020
Questions to Assist CoCs and Public Health Authorities to Limit the Spread of Infectious Disease in Homeless Programs HUD March 9, 2020
Resource Author Date Published
Serving Survivors through Coordinated Entry HUD November 13, 2020
Privacy Considerations: Direct Service Staff Remote Work | Spanish Version HUD English Version: June 25, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021

Wellness Checklist for Client Engagement | Spanish Version

HUD English Version: June 23, 2020 | Spanish Version: March 5, 2021
Food Insecurity and Educational Handouts U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) April 11, 2020
Interim Guidance on COVID-19 for Member Domestic Violence Programs Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) March 22, 2020
Seattle and King County: Interim Guidance on How to Care for Someone with Symptoms Consistent with COVID-19 Seattle and King County March 12, 2020
Access National Healthcare for the Homeless Council’s (HCH) Resources on Influenza National Health Care for the Homeless Council No publication date
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