Help to Ensure the Safety of Vulnerable Populations During This Uncertain Time
As we have previously reported, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses a clear risk to people experiencing homelessness.
It also poses a clear risk to service provider organizations who serve vulnerable populations.
We want to help better connect service providers and advocates with the services they need to continue to do their work in these uncertain times. Listed below, please find both national and state resources for both providers and advocates to use to help the vulnerable populations they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Various Departments in New Jersey state government are maintaining web pages on the coronavirus. A few of these key web pages are listed below:
For Service Providers:
The CDC has prepared a list of best practices for shelters in order to prevent spread of COVID-19.
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created
- a Guide for using Continuum of Care program funds for infectious disease preparedness and response.
- An Infectious Disease Toolkit provides guidance on how to prevent spread of COVID-19 for people experiencing homelessness, at shelters, and at homeless encampments.
CSH has prepared a guide on coronavirus for supportive housing providers.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition and National Alliance to End Homelessness are providing regular advocacy updates during COVID-19. These updates include action alerts to ensure an adequate federal housing response.