The Network is researching, compiling and posting all information relating to COVID-19 and the supportive housing community and updating this site weekly.
COVID-19 Safety Plan Recommendations (Updated as of 7/21/20)
The Network's Supportive Housing Re-Opening Committee provides a regularly updated list of recommendations for supportive housing providers to consider when developing COVID-19 safety plans for supportive housing offices and residences.
New York Forward
New York State’s information about re-opening with guidelines for industries identified in PHASE II, III, and IV, and safety plan templates to prepare for reopening.
Includes updates on COVID-19 nasal, saliva, and antibody tests and testing sites across New York State.
Isolation hotel rooms are provided by NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H). If a tenant in a shared congregate resident (dorm style, SRO, or scattered site apartment) is unable to isolate on-site and has tested positive for COVID-19, has COVID-19 symptoms, or has been in close contact for over 10 minutes with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID 19, they may be eligible for an isolation hotel.
H+H Isolation Hotel Program Number: 646-694-3500; Seven days a week, 8 AM - 12 AM
Please include the following information in your email:
• The client’s name
• Supportive housing or residential treatment provider and program name
• A contact number for the referring person at the provider organization who will complete the screening alongside or via conference call with the resident.
Includes guidances and resource material from SAMHSA, NASW, and American Psychiatric Association.
Find a one pager of tenant engagement strategies from our providers here.
Tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers, Project Based Vouchers, or who are receiving 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
The Network would like to hear from you about emerging concerns and questions that we can elevate to our government partners. Please send these to Joelle Ballam-Schwan (email@example.com), Engagement & Communications Manager.