COVID-19 Resources

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This page is intended to provide links to resources for people and organizations providing homelessness services or affordable housing, for individuals looking for help, and advocates looking for ways to get involved.

We would also like to hear from you.

  • Let us know about an emerging or unmet need related to affordable housing or homelessness in your community. This will ensure our advocacy is guided by real information about what’s happening in communities across the state.
     
  • Share a personal or community story about the impact of COVID-19. Have you lost income and need help paying rent or mortgage? Has a shelter in your community closed due to lack of staff or volunteers? Sharing these stories can help policy makers better understand the response needed.
 
  • Share a success story or best practice. Are state grant funds working to meet real needs? Have a creative solution that’s working in your community? Let us know so we can share this information to keep resources flowing and provide ideas that could help others.
 
  • Ask a question regarding the state’s COVID-19 response efforts related to affordable housing and people experiencing homelessness. We will do our best to find an answer or a connect you with someone who can.

Click here to connect with us through our information form.


Washington State Coronavirus Response:

State website with information for individuals and families, businesses, workers, and more.


Weekly Stakeholder Calls:

The Housing Alliance is currently convening weekly housing and homelessness stakeholder calls every Wednesday at 10am for the foreseeable future.

Register here.

Miss a call? Didn’t take notes? Click below to access.  

Housing Alliance Stakeholder calls:


Resources for Homeless and Housing Service Providers


Grant Opportunity! National Healthcare for the Homeless Council – *Applications Due March 30* 

Washington Department of Commerce Resources for Homeless Services Grantees: Information about emergency funding and resources for local governments and organizations to fight housing instability and homelessness. 

HUD COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Homeless Providers: Daily Resource Digest: HUD compiles a daily list of resources for homeless service providers, including management of spread of infectious disease in various settings. 

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Coronavirus Resources: Check out this page for resources that include community examples from around the nation. 

CDC Interim Guidance for homeless service providers: Information from the Centers for Disease Control about how to plan, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 spread, particularly addressed to homeless services providers. 

CDC Interim Guidance to responding to COVID-19 among people experiencing unsheltered homelessness: Information from the Centers for Disease Control about how to protect people who are unsheltered from the spread of COVID-19. *Includes guidance that unless individual housing units are available, encampments should not be cleared.* 

King County Healthcare for the Homeless Network: Extensive guidance documents and signage in multiple languages that are relevant no matter where you are located. 


Advocacy Opportunities: Isolated, but not alone!


National Low Income Housing Coalition: Join the federal advocacy work of the NLIHC via webinars, resources, and action alerts. 

National Housing Law Project: Get connected with the NHLP to learn about efforts around protecting renters nationwide during this time of uncertainty. 


Do you need resources or information to meet an immediate need?


Washington Department of Financial Institutions Financial Resources for Washingtonians Affected by COVID-19: Visit this page for a list of resources if you are being financially affected by COVID-19. 

Washington Law Help COVID-19 Resources and FAQs: This page includes fact sheets and FAQs on what to do if you are being evicted, have lost a job, or have questions about public benefits during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Resources for Undocumented People: A national and state-by-state compilation of resources for those underserved by COVID-19 response due to residency status. 

Compiled information of all emergency renter protections in Washington due to COVID-19: Are you unsure how well you are protected as a renter under the statewide eviction moratorium? Depending on which city or county you live in, you may have additional protections.