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COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Protecting the Health and Well-Being of People in Encampments and Other People Who Access Public Spaces


Date Published: June 2022


To reduce risks for people who do not immediately move into either permanent housing or shelter, some communities have employed inclusive public space management approaches aimed at keeping all people who use public spaces, both housed and unhoused community members, as healthy as possible.

This document reviews the key steps to developing and implementing an inclusive public space management strategy.

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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