Homelessness Resources

Persons experiencing homelessness may be at risk for infection during an outbreak of COVID-19. This interim guidance is intended to support response planning by homeless service providers, including overnight emergency shelters, day shelters, and meal service providers serving people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness throughout Colorado.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Initial Message to Homeless Assistance Providers (PDF)


State Resources

Recommended Local Strategic Approaches for COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Homeless Task Force Form

Local Emergency Manager Contact Information

> Non-Congregate Sheltering

Funding Framework Matrix & Worksheet

> Homelessness and Testing

DOH Funding Matrix (7.10.2020)

National & Federal Guidance

> CDC Guidance for Homeless Service Providers

CSH Supportive Housing Resources

Eligible ESG Program Costs for Infectious Disease Preparedness (PDF)

Using Continuum of Care (CoC) Funds for Infectious Disease and Preparedness Response (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for Homeless Shelters

CDC Guidance: Responding to COVID-19 among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

 HUD COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Homeless Providers: Daily Resource Digest

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness COVID-19 Guidance

National Alliance to End Homelessness Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response

NAEH Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response

Informative Webinars


> ESG-CV2 Stakeholder Feedback
    *Presentation (PDF)

Rehousing Webinar
   *Presentation (PDF)

> State's Annual Action Plan Amendment & Office Hours
   *Presentation (PDF)

Testing Guidance (video)
    *Presentation (PDF)

Framework for COVID-19 Homelessness Response (video)
  *Presentation (PDF)

> Public Health Coordination and Supports (video)
  *Chat transcript
  *Presentation (PDF)

Emergency Assistance Funding and CARES Act (video)
  *Chat transcript
  *Presentation (PDF)

FEMA Public Assistance and Non-Congregate Shelters Webinar (video)
   *Chat transcript
   *Presentation (PDF)

Unsheltered Homelessness, Encampments, and Outreach Webinar (video)
   *Presentation (PDF)

DOH COVID-19 and Homelessness Webinar (video)
   *Chat transcript
   *Presentation (PDF)

> State Homelessness and COVID-19 Webinar

DOH COVID-19 Digest Email

Sign Up for the DOH COVID-19 Email

> August 3, 2020

June 22, 2020

> Week of 5/26/2020

Week of 5/18/2020

Week of 4/27/2020

> Week of 4/20/2020

Week of 4/13/2020

Week of 4/6/2020