NYC COVID Testing 
See here to find a testing site.  

5/12/20 Frequently Asked Questions for Fiscal 2020 Discretionary Funding Covid-19 Related Issues 
5/11/20 COVID-19 Expenditure Tracking and Reporting Guidance for Human Service Providers

4/26/20 Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable to All Health Care Providers and Local Health Departments
4/18/20 Coping With Thoughts of Suicide During the Coronavirus Disease 2019
4/15/20 COVID-19 Congregate Care Checklist: Periods With Widespread COVID-19-Like Illness Transmission  
4/08/20  COVID-19: Guidance for Congregate Settings 
3/18/20  Guidance to DOHMH Division of MeContal Hygiene Sub Contracted Providers

6/03/20 FAQ: HHS Accelerator Budget Modification
4/15/20 Guidance for COVID-19 Invoice Submission  
4/13/20 Mental Health Supports for Employers and Staff  
4/9/20 Grief Support Among Colleagues  
3/20/20 Waiving Notary Signatures
3/18/20 Reimbursements
3/20/20  Letter to Providers on Streamlined Practices 
3/24/20 Human Services Business Continuity (contact with any issues)

Chart of Certification Forms Used in the Remote Processing of Applications 
NYHC Sign-On Letter 
The New York Housing Conference is partnering with elected officials and other housing advocacy organizations to oppose proposed cuts to HPD’s capital budget. Sign on here in support and share with your network. 
4/24/20 HPD Placed In Service Extension for 2018 and 2019 9% LIHTC
4/20/20 HPD/HDC Marketing Changes To Come
3/31/20 Covid-19 Updates 
3/30/20  Guidance to owners and contractors regarding enforcement of Essential vs. Nonessential construction 
3/16/20 HPD Division of Tenant Resources (DTR) Participant COVID-19 Accommodations  
3/13/20 Using Continuum of Care Program Funds for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

City of New York COVID-19 Hotel Program
Supportive housing frontline staff who cannot isolate where they live or wish to reduce risk of transmission at home can access the city’s isolation hotel program. Select “Make your Hotel Reservation” under “Healthcare Workers & Volunteers.” Your organization will likely not be listed under the drop-down organizations. Select “None of the Above” and write-in you organizations details.
*If you encounter any issues with the process, please notify Joelle Ballam-Schwan (

5/5/20 Notice of Adoption of Emergency Rule Concerning Burial Claims
4/24/20 HRA announced extending supportive housing approvals through 8/31/2020 and also recently expanded the list of professionals that can complete the psychiatric evaluation for the 2010e.
3/26/20 ACCESS HRA Coronvirus - Skip The Trip 
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have consolidated our HRA Job, SNAP, and Medicaid Center locations, effective 12:00pm yesterday, Tuesday, March 24. As we have reported in our previous communications, we asked the State for – and received – permission to accept Cash Assistance (CA) applications online, which, as you know, began on Friday, March 20. The interview portion of the CA application process is being conducted by telephone. We are advising New Yorkers to apply for public benefits online at ACCESS HRA in order to prevent unnecessary visits to an HRA center. For clients who cannot or do not want to apply online, a list of Job, SNAP, and Medicaid center locations that will remain open can be found here: Job, SNAP, Medicaid.
3/25/20 NYC Nonprofits
3/25/2020 City Agency Suspensions and Reduction 

NYC Health and Hospitals Gotham Health has opened 6 sites at NYCHA developments. While the sites are located on or near NYCHA grounds, all testing is available to the public, which means any New Yorker experiencing symptoms may get tested but NYCHA residents are prioritized. These sites take walk ins. The six sites are :

Belvis (BX)
Cumberland Health Center (BK)
Gouevener (LES)
Jonathan Williams (BK)
St. Nicholas (MN)
Woodside (QNS)

4/27/20 Section 8 Program Update Housing Quality Standards 

*Important COVID-19 Notice Concerning Section 8*
Tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers, Project Based Vouchers, or who are receivning rental assistance through the Continuum of Care program can submit documentation showing a decrease in income which could decrease their tenant portion and increase their subsidy amount. Here is guidance from HPD, but is applicable to all utilizing the above-mentioned rental resource. 
3/17/20 Guidance to Section 8 Participants on Rent Hardships