SNAPS COVID-19 Webinars and Office Hours

HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) has been hosting weekly Office Hours to discuss COVID-19 planning and response on Fridays from 2:30 - 4:00 PM EDT. Office Hours typically feature a live question and answer session with presenters from federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (HCH), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

In addition to the weekly Office Hours, SNAPS has hosted ad-hoc webinars on special topics related to COVID-19 planning and response.

View all SNAPS COVID-19 Resources on the Disease Risks and Homelessness page.

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September 18, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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September 11, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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September 10, 2020

Office Hours for ESG State Recipients: COVID-19

Latest updates for ESG State recipients about their supplemental allocation of ESG funds, as authorized by the CARES Act

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September 4, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Census Bureau: Coordination between Census and homeless providers
  • Community Example: Shelter providers discuss preparations for school openings
  • TA spotlight: Centralized rent administration; landlord engagement; procurement
  • CDC Updates

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August 28, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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August 26 - October 1, 2020

Webinar Series: ESG-CV Reporting Requirements Training Series for State/Territory ESG Recipients

Discussion for state/territory ESG recipients that details the ESG-CV reporting requirements and provides a live demonstration of the reporting process in Sage.

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August 25 - September 29, 2020

Webinar Series: ESG-CV Reporting Requirements Training Series for City/County ESG Recipients

Discussion for city/county ESG recipients that details the ESG-CV reporting requirements and provides a live demonstration of the reporting process in Sage.

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August 21, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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August 14, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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August 7, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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August 5, 2020

Webinar: Housing Survivors of Sexual Assault Webinar Series - August 18

Discussion regarding resources available to support homeless survivors of sexual assault and will highlight trauma-informed practices that homeless providers should implement to ensure the safety and agency for homeless survivors of sexual assault.

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July 24, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Household Pulse Survey Data
  • Updated CDC Guidance on Discontinuing Isolation
  • Resource Spotlight: Infection Control Measures within Homeless Assistance Programs

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July 23, 2020

Webinar: COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Enhancing Safety in the Homeless Response System

Discussion of the recent guidance for homeless providers published in response to COVID-19. Participants heard from local communities implementing these tools to enhance safety practices in their homeless response systems and practitioners from the following cities offered their experiences and insights: Washington, DC; Fort Worth, Texas; and Chicago, Illinois.

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July 17, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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July 10, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning & Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, and HCH

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July 9, 2020

Webinar: COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Discussion of Equity Products

Discussion of how communities across the country are reimagining their homeless system response. As we meet the challenges set forth by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the overrepresentation of Black, Indigenous and other people of color in the homeless system, it is important that any reimagining starts with a foundation of racial equity.

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June 26, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

This office hours was 60 minutes and focused on rehousing in the midst of jail/prison decompression with presentations by:

  • Richard S. Cho, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH)
  • Thomas Coyne, Senior Policy Analyst, The Council of State Governments Justice Center

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June 19, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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June 12, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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June 11, 2020

Webinar: Let's Talk: Rehousing Strategy, Service Delivery and System Reform

Shawn Jones, Eric Sheptock, and Chase Evans shared their perspectives on rehousing strategy, service delivery, and system reform, along with Aishwarya Raja from Mask Transit who shared how her program provides masks and education to vulnerable communities

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June 10, 2020

Webinar: Targeting Homeless Prevention in the Midst of COVID-19

Discussion of how to most effectively and efficiently target homeless prevention resources during COVID-19, especially important as ESG recipients consider the best uses of their CARES Act funding

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June 5, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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June 4, 2020

Webinar: Rehousing Strategy in the Midst of COVID-19

Discussion of how to pivot from a disaster response to a coordinated rehousing strategy during COVID-19

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May 29, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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May 22, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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May 15, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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May 14, 2020

Webinar for Entitlement Grantees: How to Make a CARES Act Grant Amendment Submission to HUD

An overview of HUD’s IDIS Instructions for Submitting a Substantial Amendment for CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, and HOPWA-CV Grants

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May 14, 2020

Webinar for Homeless Assistance Providers: Engaging Persons with Lived Experience of Homelessness in Your COVID-19 Response

Best practices and strategies for engaging persons with lived experience of homelessness in your COVID-19 planning and response

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May 8, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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May 4, 2020

Office Hours for ESG State Recipients: COVID-19

Latest updates for ESG State recipients about their supplemental allocation of ESG funds, as authorized by the CARES Act

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May 1, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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April 27, 2020

Office Hours for ESG Recipients: COVID-19

Latest updates for ESG recipients about their supplemental allocation of ESG funds, as authorized by the CARES Act

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April 24, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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April 17, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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April 14, 2020

Office Hours for Homeless Assistance Providers: COVID-19 Mega-Waiver and CARES Act

Updates on the Mega-Waiver and CARES Act

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April 10, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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April 3, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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March 27, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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March 25, 2020

Webinar for VA Homeless Assistance Providers: COVID-19 Planning

Overview on COVID-19 guidance for VA grantees providing homeless services and practical applications, community perspectives, and discussion

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March 24, 2020

Webinar for HOPWA Grantees and Project Sponsors: COVID-19 Information

Updates from the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) for HOPWA grantees and project sponsors related to COVID-19

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March 20, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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March 13, 2020

Weekly Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers

General live question and answer with presenters from the CDC, HUD, VA, HCH, and HRSA

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March 10, 2020

Webinar for Homeless Assistance Providers and Partners: Infectious Disease Preparedness

A facilitated panel by Norm Suchar, SNAPS Director, providing information and resources to support local response efforts with updates from CDC, HCH, King County Department of Community and Human Services, and SNAPS

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