(NAEH) New HUD Winter Shelter Guidance Now Available

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Federal Resources 

HUD Resources

Winter Shelter Guidance
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released guidance on how homeless service providers can most safely serve people experiencing homelessness during the winter months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The document instructs providers on recommended facility usage, programmatic considerations, funding sources, and eligible temporary shelter structures.

View "Alternative Approaches to Winter Sheltering During COVID-19" >>>

Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers
Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers can be used by public housing authorities to house non-elderly people with disabilities experiencing homelessness. The deadline for applying for the new voucher funding is December 31, 2020.

IRS Resources

People experiencing homelessness who don't file taxes, and have not yet received their Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check), may have a stimulus check waiting for them. The deadline to file to receive this payment has been extended to November 21, 2020.

The resources below can aid in this filing process:

Partner Resource: Flu Vaccine Guidance

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council recently published guidance on how flu vaccines can protect people experiencing homelessness from illness this flu season, and how providers can facilitate these vaccines. 

Download the guidance >>>