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COVID-19 and Homelessness: Federal Guidance and Resources

This page is a collection of links to federal guidance and resources related to COVID-19 and homelessness.

It includes information on:

  1. Protecting people experiencing homelessness from coronavirus; and
  2. Relief funding provided by the CARES Act, the American Rescue Plan, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 that can be used to help people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The links are sorted by department and sub-sorted by agency/program.

U.S. INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS (USICH)

  1. The Delta Variant: 5 Ways Communities Can Protect People Experiencing Homelessness
  2. Making the Most of the American Rescue Plan: A Guide to the Funding That Impacts People Experiencing Homelessness
  3. Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide for People At Risk of Eviction

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

  1. CDC COVID-19 Homeless Populations Homepage

 

AGRICULTURE (USDA)

  1. USDA COVID-19 Resources for Individuals and Families

  2. Pandemic-EBT State Plans for 2021-2022

 

EDUCATION

Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)

  1. ARP-HCY Homepage 

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER)

  1. ESSER Homepage 

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

  1. HEERF Homepage 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  1. Medicaid and CHIP COVID-19 Resources

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

  1. Office of Child Care COVID-19 Resources

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

  1. HRSA COVID Information
  2. Provider Relief Funding Homepage
  3. COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund Homepage

Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF)

  1. PEAF Homepage
  2. PEAF Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  1. SAMHSA Coronavirus Homepage

 

HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  1. FEMA Extends Full Funding for COVID-19 Emergency Costs
  2. FAQs About Non-Congregate Shelter During COVID
  3. Fact Sheet: Public Assistance: Non-Congregate Sheltering Delegation of Authority
  4. Memorandum for Regional Administrators, Update to Non-Congregate Sheltering Delegation of Authority Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide Waiver
  5. Federal Funding Priority Order for Non-Congregate Shelter During COVID-19

 

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

  1. HUD COVID-19 Resources for Homeless Service Providers and Community Partners

Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV)

  1. EHV Homepage
  2. EHV Resources

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME-ARP)

  1. HOME-ARP Homepage 
  2. HOME-ARP Resources

Emergency Solutions Grants via CARES Act (ESG-CV)

  1. ESG-CV Homepage
  2. ESG-CV Resources

Community Development Block Grants via CARES Act (CDBG-CV)

  1. CDBG-CV Homepage
  2. CDBG-CV Resources

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)

  1. HOPWA Guidance for COVID-19

Indian Housing Block Grant Program

  1. IHBG Homepage

Indian Community Development Block Grant Program

  1. ICDBG Homepage

 

INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

  1. BIA COVID-19 Homepage

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)

Economic Impact Payment (EIP)

  1. EIP Homepage
  2. Tax Tips for People Without a Permanent Address or Bank Account

Advance Child Tax Credit (ACTC)

  1. ACTC Homepage
  2. Tax Tips for People Without a Permanent Address or Bank Account

 

TREASURY

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA)

  1. ERA Homepage 

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

  1. Fiscal Recovery Funds Homepage 

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA)

  1. VA Homeless Programs COVID-19 Homepage
  2. Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program