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Non-Congregate Sheltering: Approaches for COVID-19 Homeless Response and Recommendations for Requests for Assistance


Date Published: June 2020


The Approaches for COVID-19 Homeless Response document provides guidance to Continuum of Cares (CoCs) considering non-congregate approaches to sheltering people who are homeless that are symptomatic or in high risk categories, such as seniors or people with chronic illness, when designing local approaches. Coordination with public health partners is essential in design, resource investment and staffing considerations.

The Recommendations for Requests for Assistance document provides State, Tribal, Territorial, and Local (SLTT) governments technical assistance when developing a non-congregate sheltering authorization request for FEMA Public Assistance.

Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange for a full list of resources related to COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response for homeless providers.

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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