CoC/ESG Recipients & Subrecipients
COVID-19 Guidance for Housing Providers, Intake Staff, Shelters, & Other Programs (updated daily)
Denver HOST (Department of Housing Stability) Updates
Agency and program cancellations, closures, and revised services.
Sample Policy COVID HQS procedures v5 (April 3, 2020)
Per HUD, recipients wishing to utilize any of the waivers provided in the memorandum should notify their local CPD Director, by email, of their intent to utilize a specific waiver flexibility two days before they anticipate using the waiver flexibility.
We are grateful to our partners at Housing Innovations for providing some helpful resources related to this new HUD guidance.
- A summary of the waivers available, the process for exercising, and the time limits for each waiver
- A template for submitting intent to use waivers to the HUD Field Office (Note: These MUST be sent to CPD_COVID-19WaiverDEN@HUD.gov.)
- A sample policy for providers to adopt if exercising the waiver to do in-person HQS inspections
SAMHSA is committed to providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as it deals with COVID-19. Click here for updated available TTA resources.
Shelters and Encampments
HUD COVID-19 HMIS Resources (March 2020)
Colorado Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The Colorado Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides meal reimbursement for meals served to children and adults with disabilities residing in shelters. Full program information can be found on their website. Below are some highlights specific to homeless and emergency shelters:
Meals can be claimed for:
- Children in shelter 18 years and younger.
- Persons with disabilities of any age who have one or more disabilities (documentation required).
- Can claim up to 3 meals and/or snacks per day, per participant. This includes claiming breakfast, lunch and dinner for each participant.
Meal preparation: If preparing meals on-site presents a challenge now, or anytime in the year, shelters may contract with a food service management company. These companies purchase, prepare, and deliver meals to sites.
This guide is designed to help tenants navigate conversations with their landlords, respond to eviction proceedings, and seek out support in this challenging time. This document was prepared by Zach Neumann at the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (a project of The Community Firm) with critical input and feedback from Jack Regenbogen at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Jason Legg from 9to5 Colorado, and Jennie Rodgers from Enterprise Community Partners. Please contact Zach Neumann at 720-325-6558 or at email@example.com for further questions. Comments, feedback, and edits are welcome as we will keep this document up to date over the next several months as the COVID-19 crisis runs its course.
2-1-1 has agreed to be the COVID-19 resource and referral hub for information and resources statewide. Please take the following steps to check your information in 2-1-1, update your information or build a new profile.
Visit the 211colorado.org website to search for your agency.
If information needs to be updated, especially for COVID-19 related information, send that information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-561-2112 (Please note: the call line is only open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
All call lines across the state are experiencing increased call volumes, therefore 2-1-1 is encouraging anyone reaching out for help to visit the main 211colorado.org website before trying to call. As programs are being developed, experiencing changes or suspending services, please provide this information so it can be correctly reflected on the 211colorado.org website — including new locally created resource lines.
Homeless Hub COVID-19 Wiki
Use this wiki to share helpful information about how your community is handling the COVID-19 pandemic alongside our homeless neighbors. This is a place where community providers working with people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic can share their plans, ideas, documents, observations, etc. with one another.
Remaining Equitable and Accessible
An Equitable Systems Transformation Framework for COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)
How to navigate the COVID-19 response while centering lived experience and racial equity.