COVID Update 12-17-20

Responding to COVID-19

Urge Congress to Pass COVID Relief & Sample Letter to Public Health re: Vaccine Distribution

Vaccine Distribution Begins in Minnesota

Many HRAs have buildings whose residents are elderly or have underlying health conditions making them at high risk of adverse effects of COVID19.  Some housing authorities have coordinated with their local public health departments to prioritize these residents when vaccine distribution begins. 

View the sample letter below from the Minneapolis and St Paul PHAs regarding vaccine distribution strategies. We urge you to consider contacting your local public health department to discuss distribution options and how your residents may be considered a priority in your community.

 

VIEW THE SAMPLE LETTER HERE

Urge Congress to Pass the COVID Relief Bill & Keep Government Open

Send a letter each day until it passes!

Nearly nine months after the passage of the CARES Act, significant progress is finally being made on an end of the year legislative package that includes COVID-19 rental assistance and FY21 HUD funding. While talks continue, a final agreement remains elusive.   The bill includes: 

  • $25 billion in rental assistance funding
  • an extension of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eviction moratorium. 
  • HUD funding for FY2021 element are not yet public

Congress needs to hear from housing advocates every day until they pass the bill.  Use NAHRO’s Advocacy website to send a letter – its easy and takes just a few minutes.  Plan to send a letter each day until they pass funding.

 

About Minnesota NAHRO

Our goal is to be the leading housing and community development organization in Minnesota by promoting strong, viable communities for all Minnesotans, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.

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RentHelpMN Is Open!

RentHelpMN Is Open!

As a housing authority, your agency is able to communicate effectively with both landlords and tenants who can benefit from this resource. Plus if you have public housing, RentHelpMN can help your tenants address any unpaid rent due to COVID. Here are a few ways housing authorities can help spread the word about the program.

HUD Happenings & RentHelpMN

HUD Happenings & RentHelpMN

This week our member update provides a recap of recent HUD happneings plus the anticipated launch of Rent Help MN in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to join us in May at our virtual May Conference which will cover these issues and many more.

Member Update: Housing IS Infrastructure

Member Update: Housing IS Infrastructure

Spring is here and that means our virtual May Conference is around the corner so register soon to receive the early bird rate. Plus take just a few minutes and urge Congress to invest in housing. Our easy to use action center makes it simple so make your voice heard today!

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