(NAEH) Planning for Winter and the 2021 Point in Time Count

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Planning for Winter Shelter During COVID-19 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has published several documents outlining guidance for providers as they prepare their staff, facilities, and practices for winter, as well as new informational flyers to display in facilities: 
Learn more about implementing safe winter strategies in your system>>>

HUD Releases 2021 PIT Count Guidance 

Last week, HUD released guidance on how communities can best conduct the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count while maintaining safety for staff, volunteers, and people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic.

Download the new PIT Count guidance >>>

Ensure Each Community Is Leveraging Federal COVID Relief Resources

It is essential that all communities maximize their available resources to serve people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19. The Alliance encourages readers to consult the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Response as part of this effort.

Specific tools include:

  • The Emergency Rental Assistance Prioritization Index - to help states and localities target rental assistance funds to the most highly-impacted neighborhoods and the most vulnerable renters at risk of homelessness.
  • The At-a-Glance Matrix - a comprehensive tool to help identify and prioritize potential uses of CARES Act and FEMA funding to best address the needs of people experiencing homelessness amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Browse more Framework resources >>>

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