Please see below for a list of resources and guidance from federal, state, and local levels on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each site is updated regularly.
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
National Alliance to End Homelessness
State of California
Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless
Alameda County Housing and Development Department
Operation Comfort and Operation Safer Ground: COVID-19 Isolation Housing
Homeless Service Providers: Help your clients register for their $1200 check using the new IRS tool
Please take a look at the mechanism
that the IRS has created to help people experiencing homelessness receive their economic income payments.
Most eligible U.S. taxpayers will automatically receive their Economic Impact Payments including:
- Individuals who filed a federal income tax for 2018 or 2019
- Those receiving Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), survivor benefits
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients
- Recipients of Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits
- Individuals who receive Railroad Retirement (RRB) benefits
Good Public Policy during COVID-19
April 21 – The Alameda City Council adopted an urgency ordinance that freezes rent increases
for residential rent controlled units in Alameda (generally, multi-family units built before 1995). For more information, click here
April 7th – Hayward City Council voted to expand COVID-19 eviction protection to homeowners following foreclosure. For more information, click here.
March 31st – Alameda County Board of Supervisors amended its previous eviction moratorium ordinance to apply to the entirety of the county. This emergency ordinance now suspends evictions in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas County for renters and homeowners who are experiencing loss of income, significant out-of-pocket medical expenses or childcare needs as a result of the County COVID-19 shelter mandate. This Ordinance is currently in effect and will remain in effect until April 23, 2020 unless extended by the Board. For more information, click here
March 27th – City of Fremont passed eviction moratorium for for residential tenants. Read more here.
March 27th, 2020 – City of Oakland passed moratorium
on residential commercial evictions, rent increases, late fees during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, read the report here
The City of Oakland also voted to follow The Center for Disease Control Interim Guidelines on Homelessness and COVID-19 to only clear encampment if individual housing units or alternative shelter is provided. Read the CDC guidelines here
March 27 2020 – Governor Newsom declares statewide moratorium
on evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through May 31, 2020.
March 25, 2020. City of Union City passed temporary ban
on evictions for rental and commercial renters.
March 24th. 2020 – Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an emergency ordinance
suspending evictions in the Unincorporated County.