COVID-19 Resources

Leaders in Built for Zero have expressed the need for a collection of quality, compiled resources and information about how to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, we are continuously adding to a comprehensive selection of resources using a quality control process, which you can read about here.


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User Guide for COVID-19 Cost Estimator Tool

Built for Zero tool to help communities estimate the cost of COVID-19 interventions.

Large City Examples Leveraging SSVF from Detroit, D.C., and Phoenix

Built for Zero recently spoke with leaders from large cities in the Built for Zero Collaborative to hear how they are utilizing new funding and program flexibility for the Supportive …

Housing Innovations: Sample Process for Waivers

Sample process for notifying HUD CPD director about usage of regulatory waivers

Housing Innovations: Sample Policy

Sample policy for initial CoC & ESG unit inspection in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Housing Innovations: Sample Waiver Template

Sample regulatory waiver template for contacting HUD CPD director.

PIH Regulatory Waiver Guidance

Built for Zero user guide on how to use HUD’s new regulatory waivers for the PIH program.

Thank you!

We appreciate all of the communities, providers, and people working to ensure the safety and health of individuals experiencing homelessness during this crisis.

CoC/ESG/HOPWA Regulatory Waiver Guidance

Built for Zero user guide on how to use HUD’s new regulatory waivers for CoC, ESG, and HOPWA.

HUD: April 10 Waiver Memo

Details on April 10 waivers issued by HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH).

HUD: April 1 Regulatory Waiver Webinar Overview, Slides, and Recording

HUD SNAPS webinar details and recording for Q&A on mega-waiver and CARES Act.

HUD: List of CPD Director Contact Information

Email list of HUD Community Planning & Development (CPD) directors.

HUD: April 1 Regulatory Waiver Announcement and Explanatory Memo

Details and memo on regulatory waivers for CoC, ESG, and HOPWA programs to help prevent spread of COVID-19 and mitigate economic impacts.

Detroit CoC: Summary of Regulatory Waivers and Process for Requesting Waiver for CoC Programs

Overview of HUD waivers currently available for CoC funded programs and how to notify HUD of usage.

Please continue to check this page for more recommendations and research detailing how homeless service providers can protect themselves and the people they serve during this crisis.

If you have specific questions you would like the Built for Zero team to research and disseminate answers to, please email us at builtforzero@community.solutions.

Thank you to all of the communities, providers, and people working to ensure the safety and health of individuals experiencing homelessness during this crisis.