The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, HUD and its partners are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned. Critical information has been made available and updated through the HUD website at:
The DuPage County CoC has worked towards implementing adjustments to the way individuals experiencing homelessness access permanent housing (permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing) with the goal of expediting housing placements as quickly as possible, ensuring our system remains flexible as we work to house those experiencing homelessness in light of COVID-19. The DuPage County CoC has developed a COVID-19 Rehousing Response, following guidance provided by local public health officials, as well as state and federal partners.