COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers – March 8, 2022
The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (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, HUD and its partners are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned.
This digest contains recently published resources from HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners.
Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit – March 9, 2022 – 2:00 PM EST
With just over one month left until the tax filing deadline of April 18, 2022, join HUD, Treasury, and the White House for a webinar on the CTC and EITC.
This training will give a demonstration of childtaxcredit.gov and getyourrefund.org, both free IRS-certified tax filing resources, and explain how to connect with IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program centers. The presentation will also cover HUD-specific resources for CTC and EITC promotion, and research on how the CTC has benefitted HUD-assisted families.
Participants do not need to register in advance. It is recommended that you join the webinar 15 minutes prior to the start time (1:45 PM EST). To join the webinar, simply access the login page at the link below.
State and Local Partnerships for Housing Stability – March 15, 2022 – 2:30 PM EDT
States and communities have created cross-sector partnerships that improve housing stability by connecting people to housing and making it easier to obtain supportive services. Presenters from housing, home- and community-based services, and health services will feature their successful approaches. After a showcase of innovative collaborations that braid funding for housing and services, webinar participants will have ample time to ask questions.
Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please Note: There will be no Office Hours held on Friday, March 11, 2022.
Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page to access technical assistance materials from HUD as well as guidance issued from HUD's federal partners dedicated to preparing for and responding to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
HUD is also available to provide technical assistance to our homeless assistance providers who need support in preventing or responding to the spread of infectious disease. Submit your questions to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select "CoC: Continuum of Care Program" from the "My question is related to" drop down list and write "Health Preparedness and Response" in the subject line.
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