HUD to Host Additional COVID-19 Planning and Response Webinars for Homeless Assistance Providers – Fridays at 2:30 pm ET

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.

USICH/HUD Webinar on Isolation and Quarantine

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The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness will host a webinar titled “COVID-19 Planning and Response: Isolation and Quarantine: Lessons Learned from Seattle and King County.” It will occur on March 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm ET.

The following entities will present:

  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness;
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
  • Seattle and King County COVID-19 Response.

Registration can be found here.

HUD to Host Second COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers Q&A webinar (3/20/2020 – 2:30 pm ET)

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.

Previous webinars can be found on NAHRO’s coronavirus resources page here.

USICH Publishes “Planning and Preparing for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)” page

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.

The page can be found here.

HUD, CDC, VA, and HCH to Host COVID-19 Planning and Response Q&A

Tomorrow–March 13, 2020 from 2 pm to 3 pm ET–HUD, CDC, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (HCH) will host an “Office Hours” session to discuss COVID-19 planning and response. Before joining the question and answer session, please review the webinar recording titled “Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners (or watch below).”

Participants do not need to register in advance, but it is strongly recommended that they join the session 15 minutes in advance of the start time (1:45 pm ET).

To join the session (at the appropriate time) click here.

HUD posts Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers Webinar

[3/11/2020 – 12:59 ET Correction: This post originally incorrectly identified this webinar as the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’s webinar. It is actually the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s webinar.]

A recording of HUD’s webinar on Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners has been posted. It can be found below.

New Material on Infectious Disease Preparedness Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers

The HUD Exchange sent an email of links to new material from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Homeless Assistance Providers. The new materials include the following:

The email also provides a link to the CDC: Interim Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for US Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Finally, HUD notes that it has portal where individuals can ask questions about preventing or responding to the threat of infectious diseases, which can be found here.

USICH to Conduct Infectious Disease Webinar

[3/11/2020 3:39 pm ET edit – the recorded webinar can be found here.]

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is presenting a webinar titled “Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners” on March 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET. Presenters for the webinar include the following:

  • Dr. Barbara DiPietro, National Health Care for the Homeless Council;
  • Dr. Jay Butler, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
  • Hedda McLendon, King County Department of Community and Human Services.

The webinar can be joined here.

HUD Creates Online Guidance Portal

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.