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PHA Best Practices During COVID-19 Webinar Series: Planning for Operations During Emergency/Disaster


October 14, 2021 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT



The strength of the economy, housing, and jobs go hand-in-hand. Individuals in subsidized housing are already vulnerable to economic uncertainty for myriad reasons, but having jobs and housing are among the major variables that are easily affected by pandemics such as COVID-19 or disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods, ice storms, and other natural disaster. If a tenant loses his or her job due to pandemic or disaster, the dynamics of the household change, and the ability to pay rent may dwindle to slim or none.

As a nation, we saw, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, how quickly people lost income due to changing requirements created by quarantine and how slowly the economy grew before it was deemed safe to re-open businesses. The whole economy was affected by at least a year of closures, downsizing, and financial worry, with the surge of the new Delta variant, many continue to feel the effects of quarantine every day.

This webinar focused on planning for operations during disasters and emergencies.

This webinar is part of a webinar series that provides Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) with best practices, recommendations, and solutions related to improving operations, program compliance, and financial management during the COVID-19 pandemic. View other trainings in the PHA Best Practices During COVID-19 Webinar Series.

Training Objectives


  • Learned to prepare for emergency and disaster
  • Learned to prepare for continued operations and administrative plan
  • Explored current waiver processes and types of waivers
  • Reviewed COVID-19 waivers

Who Should Attend?

This webinar was relevant to PHA staff at all levels of Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs including property management, inspections, housing specialist, and program management staff.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

PHA Best Practices During COVID-19 Webinar Series Registrar | HUDCC.Trainings@iem.com

Tags: HCV COVID-19

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