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.

Webinar: COVID-19 Planning and Response: Isolation and Quarantine: Lessons Learned from King County

Seattle & King County are on the forefront of the COVID-19 response. In this national webinar, join federal partners and learn how Seattle & King County are responding to COVID-19, including what they are doing to establish isolation and quarantine (I/Q) beds and address transportation needs across their homelessness services system.

If you have questions related to the material in this webinar, please reach out directly to your USICH regional coordinator.

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COVID-19 Resources from Seattle & King County

Seattle/King County, WA, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following resources have been developed by the community to plan and respond. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Homelessness services systems should be working closely with their city and county governments and public health systems to prepare for COVID-19 disease outbreaks among people experiencing homelessness.

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Supporting Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Questions to Consider

As the nation comes together during this unprecedented national emergency, we need to support the most vulnerable in our communities. This includes the over 1.5 million students identified by our public schools as experiencing homelessness.

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Webinar: Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners (HUD)

The recent emergence of coronavirus (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, relevant federal agencies are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on lessons learned from previous response efforts to infectious diseases.

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Early Childhood Homelessness State Profiles (ED)

This report from the Department of Education provides a snapshot of early childhood data available for children who are experiencing homelessness in each state, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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Data Guidance for Analyzing Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Homelessness Crisis Response Systems

USICH and our federal and national partners recognize the need for communities to address the racial inequities that exist across experiences of homelessness. In order to understand the dynamics underpinning these inequities and develop local solutions, communities must collect and examine both quantitative and qualitative data.

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Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless (HUD)

Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 101-645 (42 U.S.C. 11411), enables eligible organizations to use unutilized, underutilized, excess, or surplus federal properties to assist persons experiencing homelessness.

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Federal Budget for Targeted Homelessness Assistance, Fiscal Year 2020

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, enacted on December 20, 2019, provided the following funding for targeted homelessness assistance program.

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Webinar: Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness

In this webinar, USICH, HUD, and VA review the updates to the criteria and benchmarks for ending Veteran homelessness and demonstrate the revised Master List and Benchmark Generation Tool, which can help communities gather and track data toward achieving the goal.

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