CDC, USICH and HUD Share Further COVID-19 Guidance

Guidance Emphasizes Permanent Housing and Role of Coordinated Entry

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has shared new resources to help homeless service providers continue their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is updated unsheltered guidance that offers a description of a whole community approach during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This guidance provides clarifications for outreach staff and on encampments.  There is an ongoing emphasis on permanent housing placements.  Click here for the guidance.

Also, from the CDC, there is guidance for homeless service providers for during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This guidance consolidates all of the key materials and information into one landing page.  Click here for this guidance.

On May 12, USICH held a webinar on Operating Isolation and Quarantine Facilities and Providing Medical, Behavioral Health, and Substance Use Treatment: Lessons Learned from King County.  Click here for the slides and recording of the webinar.

The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released technical assistance guidance related to Continuums of Care (CoC) and the role of Coordinated Entry.  This guidance is to assist their COVID-19 response efforts.  Click here for the guidance.