COVID-19 Resources for Housing Authorities (Open to Public)

Here are some informational resources regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to keep your communities safe and healthy. In addition, please remember to check with your local health department and local governments.

NAHRO Resources

[Note: The COVID-19 event is stressing internet infrastructure globally. if links to the webinars below do not work immediately, please wait a little time and try again. Thank you for your patience.]

HUD Resources

Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

  • Public and Indian Housing COVID-19 Resources (added 4/7/2020)
  • HUD’s Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit (added 7/1/2020)
    • PHA brochure – this brochure “contains information on permitting repayment agreements and updating repayment agreement policies, adopting policies for retroactive interim reexaminations, directing outreach to households behind on rent, reviewing policies on minimum rent and financial hardship exemptions, and positioning residents for stability during and after COVID-19.” (added 7/1/2020)
    • Tenant brochure – this brochure provides helpful information to help tenants avoid eviction through preventative strategies. It also provides tenants with information related to COVID-19; information related to protections for domestic and sexual violence; and other resources related to tenant needs (e.g., disaster distress helpline, unemployment insurance website, economic impact payments website, etc.). (added 7/1/2020)
    • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) landlord flyer – this flyer provides information for landlords to avoid evicting participants. (added 7/1/2020)
    • Repayment agreement guidance – this document “centralizes HUD guidance on repayment agreements for PHAs and HCV landlords.” (added 7/1/2020)
    • Sample repayment agreements – sample repayment agreements for public housing and the housing choice voucher program. (added 7/1/2020)
    • COVID-19 resident needs assessment survey – a survey that may be used to “identify resident needs and potential reasons for nonpayment of rent.” (added 7/1/2020)

HUD’s COVID-19 Toolkit (added 6/10/2020)

  • COVID-19 Quick Guide – a nine page document that provides PHAs “with considerations as they develop strategies to address the impact of the pandemic on their staff.” (added 6/10/2020)
  • COVID-19 Interaction Playbook for Housing Partners – an eight slide presentation (in PDF format) that lists points for safe distancing of staff, safe distancing of resident, safe distribution, responding to confirmed cases, other findings (e.g., residents will have reduced incomes, residents may not have access to the internet, etc.), case studies, and a slide with additional resources. [Google Chrome is the preferred browser to view this document.] (added 6/10/2020)
  • COVID-19 Guidance for Housing Partners – a one page document with points on safe goods and services distribution practices and safe visiting practices. (added 6/10/2020)
  • Coronavirus Prevention Flyer – a one page document created for residents. (added 6/10/2020)
  • PHA Disaster Readiness and Preparation Guide – a 28 page document from 2016 on general disaster readiness and preparation from HUD. (added 6/10/2020)

Important Notices



Community Planning and Development (CPD)

Community Development Block Grant

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

Other HUD Resources

Other Federal Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control resource page

CDC Fact Sheets

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)


U.S. Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Public Charge Alert – USCIS encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. (added 3/15/2020)

Other Resources

Housing Agency Communications and COVID-19 Plans


HUD PIH held another stakeholder call on Friday (4/3/2020)

USICH/HUD webinar titled “COVID-19 Preparation and Response: Isolation and Quarantine: Lessons Learned from Seattle and King County.” (added 3/24/2020)

Slides can be found here. (added 3/24/2020)

  • On March 13, 2020 from 2 pm to 3 pm HUD, CDC, VA, and the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council hosted an “Office Hours” webinar to discuss COVID-19 planning and response. It can be found here or viewed below. Slides for the webinar can be found here. (added 3/19/2020)

Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response (added 3/19/2020)

Infectious Disease Preparedness Among Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners

Slides for this webinar can be found here.