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COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Special Population Rehousing Strategy: Youth and Young Adults


Date Published: August 2020


This document discusses rehousing youth and young adults as a critical component of an Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipient's COVID-19 response and an important factor to consider when awarding funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is particularly important as although youth and young adults are not typically experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19 at the same rate as older adults, people of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)-identified people, irrespective of age, are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases and be at a higher risk of COVID-19.

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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