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COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Peer Support


Date Published: June 2022


Peer support, also known as mutual support, is one of the core elements of the Housing First model and is of central importance in helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency. This document reviews the following items as they relate to peer support programs:

  • Potential Benefits
  • Types of Peer Support
  • Potential Challenges
  • Roles and Responsibilities

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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