The Department’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will host regular “office hours” webinars for homeless assistance providers to discuss COVID-19 planning and response on Fridays from 2:30 pm to 4 pm ET. The next session will be this Friday, March 27, 2020.
Federal agencies in attendance will include the following:
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).
Potential participants should join the webinar 15 minutes before it begins. The webinar can be joined here.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Office of Special Needs Assistance will be offering another question and answer webinar on COVID-19 Planning for Homeless Assistance Providers. The webinar will take place on March 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm ET.
join the webinar 15 minutes before its start here.
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has published a page titled “Planning and Preparing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).” The page provides both recommendations and further resources on preparing for potential COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreaks and their impact on people experiencing homelessness. The page will be updated regularly.
Tomorrow, HUD will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the creation of a HUD guidance portal. In the process of complying with a presidential executive order, the Department conducted a review of all of its guidance and ensured that those documents that remain in effect were linked to a single website that could be searched. The single searchable database containing all of HUD’s guidance can be found at:http://www.hud.gov/guidance.
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials applauds HUD for creating this searchable index and looks forward to further refinements.
The pre-publication copy of the notice announcing this portal can be found here.