Coronavirus and Homelessness

Post will be updated as additional resources become available. Last updated April 1, 2020. 

General COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Cases in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Coronavirus Resource Center (Johns Hopkins University)

Alliance Materials

What’s in the Coronavirus Bill for Homelessness? 
Fact Sheet: Population At-Risk – Homelessness and the COVID-19 Crisis
Homelessness & COVID-19: Considerations and Action Steps
Using Medicaid Waivers to Improve Access to Care for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19
COVID-19: What State and Local Leaders Can Do for Homeless Populations

Resource Pages of Homelessness/Housing Agencies and Organizations

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
National Low Income Housing Coalition
National Healthcare for the Homeless Council
National Center for Homeless Education

Risks and Predictions for People Experiencing Homelessness

Estimated Emergency and Observational/Quarantine Bed Need for the US Homeless Population Related to COVID-19 Exposure by County; Projected Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Units and Mortality
Disease Risks and Homelessness resource (HUD)
MAP: Coronavirus Planning for HUD CoC Areas (HUD)

Preventing the Spread of the Virus Among People Experiencing Homelessness

General
Pandemic Planning and Services that Support People Who are Homeless (OrgCode)
Preventing and Managing the Spread of Infectious Disease for People Experiencing Homelessness (HUD)
COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention & Response (HUD)
Infectious Diseases Toolkits for CoCs (HUD)
COVID-19 Fliers: Free Public Health Fliers Translated into 30+ Languages (Translation Services)

Unsheltered
Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness (CDC)
COVID-19: Essential Services for Encampments During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (HUD)
Preventing and Managing the Spread of Infectious Disease within Encampments (HUD)
Alameda County Street Outreach COVID-19 Guidance
San Francisco Street Sheet: What if you can’t stay home? COVID-19 Recommendations

Shelters
Screening clients for respiratory infection symptoms at entry to homeless shelters (CDC)
Interim guidance for homeless service providers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations (CDC)
COVID-19: How to Screen Clients Upon Entry to Shelter or Opportunity Centers (HUD)
COVID-19: Shelter Management During an Infectious Disease Outbreak (HUD)
Preventing and Managing the Spread of Infectious Disease within Shelters (HUD)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Providers (National Healthcare for the Homeless)
COVID-19 Guidelines for Co-Sheltering Environments (People + Pets) – Co-Sheltering Collaborative (My Dog Is My Home)
Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Shelters (New York City)
Shelter Health Guidance (Alameda County)

PSH and Other Permanent Housing
Coronavirus Disease: What Supportive Housing Providers Need to Know (Corporation for Supportive Housing)

Aiding People Who Are Ill

Interim guidance for homeless service providers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)

Data Collection and Research

Homelessness and the Response to Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Lessons from SARS (NIH)
Entering COVID-19 Status in HMIS (Louisiana Balance of State CoC)(webinar)
Estimated Emergency and Observational/Quarantine Bed Need for the US Homeless Population Related to COVID-19 Exposure by County; Projected Hospitalizations, Intensive Care Units and Mortality

Policy and Practice

Recommendations
Webinar: Reinforcing the Homelessness Crisis Response System: Lessons Learned from Seattle & King County (USICH)
Homelessness & COVID-19: Considerations and Action Steps (National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Healthcare for the, Homeless Council, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and UnitedHealthcare Community & State)
COVID-19 Statement & Recommendations (National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty)
COVID-19 & the HCH Community: Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Group (National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
What Homeless Folks Should Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19) (National Coalition for the Homeless)

Stimulus and Other Federal Policy
What’s in the Coronavirus Bill for Homelessness? 

State and Local Policy
COVID-19 Recommended Protocol for People Experiencing Homelessness (State of California)
Recommended Strategic Approaches for COVID-19 Response for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (State of California)
Executive Order: $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19 (California Governor’s Office)
Personal Protective Equipment Distribution Guidelines (Prioritizing homeless shelters) (Washington State Department of Health)
COVID-19 Assistance for Homeless Community (City of San Jose)