HUD Secretary Fudge, HHS Secretary Becerra Announce Joint Effort to Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
On May 5, 2021, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and U.S. Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced a joint-agency effort to increase access to COVID-19 prevention and treatment services, including testing and vaccinations, among disproportionately affected communities, including among HUD-assisted households and people experiencing homelessness. This effort will leverage the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program, which currently provides a direct supply of vaccines to nearly 800 health centers across the country. HUD and HHS expect the effort will reach over 6,000 multifamily housing properties, 6,700 homeless shelters, and approximately 7,500 public housing properties across the country to respond to and stop the spread of COVID-19.
For more information, read the following resources:
- Full press release
- Secretary Fudge and Secretary Becerra’s letter on the joint effort
- Fact sheet on the joint effort
Access vaccination resources for homelessness assistance providers on the HUD Exchange COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Vaccine Planning and Distribution page.