Public and Indian Housing COVID-19 Resources

Below are some resources for our stakeholders to help guide decisions on their response to COVID-19.

Contents:

CDC Eviction Moratorium
PHA and Transit Agency Partnership Resources
Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit

COVID-19 Toolkit
Policy Notices
FAQs
Resident Information
Letters From HUD
CDC Resources

CDC Eviction Moratorium

On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order banning evictions for certain renters through December 31, 2020. The CDC is issuing the eviction moratorium to protect public health and prevent further spread of COVID-19. The order is separate and independent from the expired CARES Act eviction moratorium.

​PHA and Transit Agency Partnership Resources

On November 12, 2020,  PIH and the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) partnered to educate stakeholders on how public housing authorities can coordinate with transit agencies, local municipalities, and school districts to provide essential services in their communities, including access to transportation, education support services (such as WiFi), food, medical appointments, and other essential services.

Eviction Prevention and Stability Toolkit

Building on innovative practices from PHAs around the country and existing HUD guidance, this toolkit offers information and resources to PHAs and HCV landlords on ways to stabilize families during and after COVID-19.  The toolkit includes the following eight attachments:

  • Attachment 1: PHA Brochure contains information on permitting repayment agreements and updating repayment agreement policies, adopting policies for retroactive interim reexaminations, directing outreach to households behind on rent, reviewing policies on minimum rent and financial hardship exemptions, and positioning residents for stability during and after COVID-19.
  • Attachment 2: Tenant Brochure can be distributed to tenants to prevent eviction for non-payment of rent as the end of the eviction moratorium approaches. There are also helpful updates on COVID-19 information and safety concerns, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) protections, and resources related to tenant needs.
  • Attachment 3: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Landlord Flyer can be shared with HCV landlords to encourage them to coordinate with the PHA and engage with their tenants before the end of the eviction moratorium.  The flyer also encourages landlords to set up a repayment agreement if the household cannot repay unpaid rent in a lump sum by July 24, 2020.
  • Attachment 4: Repayment Agreement Guidance centralizes HUD guidance on repayment agreements for PHAs and HCV landlords.
  • Attachment 5, Attachment 6, and Attachment 7: Examples of Repayment Agreements from PHAs.  Attachment 5 and 6 are sample repayment agreements for public housing participants.  Attachment 7 is a sample repayment agreement from an HCV Only Agency.
  • Attachment 8: COVID-19 Resident Needs Assessment Survey created by Urban Strategies, Inc., can be used to identify resident needs and potential reasons for nonpayment of rent.  It is intended to be used to facilitate a one-on-one conversation with the household (e.g., by phone, in-person, or other direct communication).

COVID-19 Toolkit

Policy Notices

FAQs

NOTE: The FAQs for the CARES Act eviction moratorium have been removed from the latest FAQs to avoid confusion with CDC’s Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions.  Refer to the July 16th version of the FAQs for reference.

​See Archived FAQs

Resident Information

Letters from HUD

CDC Resources