- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) COVID-19 Information and Resources
- HUD Disease Risk and Homelessness Page
- COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Homeless Providers Digest
- Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) COVID-19 Guidance
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for People Experiencing Homelessnesss
Agency News and Guidance
June 24, 2020 - HUD Awards CARES Act Competitive Fair Housing Grants
The document provides guidance on the best use order for the following funding streams:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Category B
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
June 18, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grantees
The webinar will provide guidance on using CARES Act HOPWA funds for hotel/motel stays. It will take place on June 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
June 17, 2020 - FHA Extends Eviction Moratorium to August 31
With this funding release, HUD has allocated a total of $3.96 billion in CARES Act funding for ESG. The updated allocations spreadsheet for all Community Planning and Development programs is here.
June 8, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar for ESG Recipients
The webinar will discuss targeting of prevention resources and CARES Act funding. It will take place on June 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The FAQs discuss the effects of the CARES Act eviction moratorium.
June 3, 2020 - HUD to Host Additional Webinar for HOPWA Grantees
The webinar will take place on June 8 at 1 p.m. ET.
The webinar for HOPWA grantees on Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) set up and draws for CARES Act funds will be held on June 5 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET. Register here.
June 1, 2020 - HUD Announces TBRA Webinar Series
The webinars will provide guidance for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) participating jurisdictions on designing and implementing an emergency HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program. The webinars will take place on the next 3 Wednesdays (starting June 10) at 1 p.m. ET.
May 22, 2020 - HUD Provides Additional Waivers for Community Planning and Development (CPD) Programs
May 20, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar for Homeless Providers
The webinar will cover COVID-19 planning and response and will be held at 2:30 p.m. ET on May 22.
May 18, 2020 - HUD Provides Q&As on Eviction Moratoriums
The guidance covers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) loans.
May 18, 2020 - HUD to Host CARES Act HOPWA Webinar
HUD is hosting a webinar for Competitive Renewal HOPWA grantees regarding the development of a complete CARES Act HOPWA descriptive plan that is due to HUD by June 1, 2020. The webinar will be held May 20, from 4:00-5:00 PM ET. Register here.
The memorandum waives the requirement that grantees submit their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for CPD programs within 90 days after the close of the grantee’s program year. The memo directs that grantees submit the report within 180 days after the close of the program year.
The awards are to support affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities through the Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program.
The extension is through June 30, 2020 for homeowners with FHA-insured single-family mortgages and others.
The CARES Act permitted HUD to award certain unobligated balances to public housing authorities (PHAs) who received Mainstream Program awards in the 2017 and 2019 competitions. The notice describes the process by which HUD is awarding this funding.
May 12, 2020 - Administration Launches COVID-19 Housing Assistance Website
May 12, 2020 - HUD to Host Webinar on CARES Act CPD Grant Amendments
The webinar will be held on May 14, 2020 at 12:30PM ET.
Unlike the $2 billion previously awarded, which were based on the CDBG FY 2020 allocations, these awards are targeted at vulnerable communities. State-by-state allocations are available here, and an updated spreadsheet with all CPD CARES Act allocations is available here. An additional $2 billion of targeted CDBG CARES Act funding is forthcoming.
May 8, 2020 - HUD Issues CARES Act Guidance for the HOPWA Program
A webinar will be held on May 15, 2020 at 11:00AM ET.
May 7, 2020 - HUD Waives Reporting Requirement for CPD Programs
The $380 million release was awarded to public housing agencies for administrative expenses related to COVID-19. Guidance is available here. An additional $470 million for administrative expenses is forthcoming.
The memorandum addresses the ESG and HOPWA programs. A previous memorandum provided similar guidance for CDBG.
April 30, 2020 - HUD to Host Additional COVID-19 FAQs Webinar for HOPWA Grantees
The webinar will take place on May 6, 2020 at 2PM ET.
April 28, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for CARES Act HCV Program Administrative Fees
April 27, 2020 - HUD Posts COVID-19 HOME Program Webinar Recording
April 20, 2020 - HUD Announces Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Solicitation
The $1.5 million in funding, authorized under the CARES Act, can be used to address fair housing issues relating to coronavirus.
April 17, 2020 - HUD Expedites Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant Agreement Amendments
April 16, 2020 - HUD to Host COVID-19 FAQs Webinar for HOPWA Grantees
The webinar will take place on April 22, 2020 at 2:30PM ET.
April 13, 2020 - HUD Releases Q&A on Section 108 Debt Relief
April 10, 2020 - HUD Issues Waivers for HOME
April 10, 2020 - HUD Implements CARES Act Payment Relief for Multifamily Mortgagees
April 10, 2020 - HUD Issues Waivers for Public and Indian Housing Programs
The waivers apply to the Public Housing, HCV, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG), and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) programs.
April 9, 2020 - HUD Issues Guide on CARES Act Flexibilities for CDBG Funds
The call will take place on April 22, 2020 at 2PM ET.
April 7, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for HOPWA Grantees
HUD will also host a webinar on April 13, 2020 at 1PM ET.
April 1, 2020 - HUD Releases Memorandum on Regulatory Waivers
The memorandum applies to the HOPWA, ESG, and CoC programs.
April 1, 2020 - HUD Implements CARES Act Mortgage Payment Relief
March 31, 2020 - HUD Releases CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) COVID-19 FAQs
March 26, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for Allowable Uses of Funding during the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 25, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance on 2020 Census Efforts to Count the Homeless During the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 23, 2020 - HUD Releases Resources for Homeless Providers
March 21, 2020 - HUD Issues Data Sharing Practices for CoCs
March 19, 2020 - HUD Releases Guidance for HOPWA Grantees
March 18, 2020 - FHA, FHFA Suspend Forclosures and Evictions
March 13, 2020 - HUD Releases Infectious Disease Guidance for CDBG Recipients
March 13, 2020 - HUD Releases Infectious Disease Guidance for CoCs
March 2, 2020 - HUD Releases Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs
The toolkit includes three guidance documents designed to help CoCs prevent and manage the spread of infectious disease for people experiencing homelessness.
Updated July 1, 2020