Coronavirus: Find the latest resources on COVID-19.

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We review the documents in our database every six months to make sure they are still accurate and relevant.

USICH and SARS-CoV-2- The Federal Response for Families and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

This report is focused on USICH’s efforts and national outcomes during the first six months of the COVID-19 and its impact on families and individuals experiencing homelessness January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.

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Webinar: Future Planning for the Homelessness Response System: Lessons Learned from Seattle/King County, Los Angeles, and Houston

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Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Shelters (HHS)

This newly updated and validated Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Shelters is intended to help shelter staff ensure their facilities are safe and appropriate for the development of young children.

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Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources

As communities and homelessness services systems continue to respond to the challenges of managing planning and follow-up activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, many are beginning to implement actions to prepare for disaster and recovery efforts during this year’s hurricane season. We’ve compiled the following list of resources that can help with preparation and planning.  

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Effective Practices in Integrating Grant and Per Diem Transitional Housing Programs into Community Coordinated Entry Systems (VA)

In this white paper from the VA's VHA Homeless Program Office, four communities are highlighted.

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Webinar: Operating Isolation and Quarantine Facilities and Providing Medical, Behavioral Health, and Substance Use Treatment: Lessons from King County

Presenters from King County discuss providing medical, behavioral health, and substance use treatment in isolation and quarantine.

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Webinar: Maximizing Funding for Non-Congregate Shelter Opportunities: California’s Project Roomkey

Federal partners give updates about COVID-19 funding and California and Alameda County discuss efforts to maximize federal, state, and local funding through Project Roomkey.
 

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COVID-19 Funding, Flexibilities, and Waivers

Federal agencies are working to provide resources and flexibility to communities in support of efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic among people at risk of and experiencing homelessness.

Many of those resources come through provisions of the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27. Agencies are also providing guidance on flexibilities within existing funding that can be used in response to COVID-19. 

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Federal Programs that Support Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

This document, from HHS, FEMA, HUD, and USICH, identifies forms of federal assistance that can provide additional support to agencies/organizations addressing the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Webinar: Implementing Assessment and Recovery Centers and Providing Transportation to Isolation and Quarantine Facilities: Lessons from Seattle/King County

Partners from the CDC, HUD, and Seattle/King County provide updates about the national COVID-19 response and Seattle/King County’s efforts to implement Assessment and Recovery Centers, as well as address transportation needs for people to get to isolation and quarantine facilities.

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