COVID-19 Information for HCV and Public Housing Programs

SHRA is very concerned about the health and safety of employees, housing program participants and landlords, and the general public regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are following guidelines from our local, state and federal public health agencies by implementing precautions that may help prevent the spread of the disease. In addition to SHRA, many agencies are working hard to help residents weather this unprecedented situation, including HUD, the IRS, and community resource providers.

Click the links below to learn more.

SHRA Business Operations

Click here to learn how we’ve changed our business operations to keep residents and employees safe and well while the stay-at-home order is in place.

COVID-19 Updates

Click here for information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about COVID-19, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick.

Economic Impact Payment

Click here to learn about the IRS Economic Impact Payment, find out if you’re eligible to receive a payment, how to apply if you don’t usually file a tax return, and find out your payment status.

Click here to learn what you need to know about the Economic Impact Payment.

Click here for information if you have not filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return.

Click here for A Guide to Economic Impact Payments for Advocates as developed by the Get It Back Campaign which helps eligible workers claim tax credits and use free tax filing assistance to maximize tax time.

Rent and Utility Payments

Click here  for information and resources from HUD about paying rent during the national emergency concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to learn how SMUD can help with your bill. The earliest power may be disconnected due to non-payment is March 2022.

Technology and Education Tools

Click here for the National locator tool for low-cost internet service offers and computers.

Click here for Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

Click here for a children’s activities resource, Things to Do While You’re Stuck at Home because School is Closed!

HCV Program COVID-19 Changes

COVID- 19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for Housing Choice Voucher


Click here to read Intake Briefing Waiver Implemented

Click here to read Operations Waivers Implemented

Click here to read Owner Services Waivers Implemented

HUD Toolkit

Click here to read HUD Information and Resources for Tenants during COVID-19

Click here to read HUD Preventing Evictions: Information for HCV Landlord during COVID-19

Click here for a notice to landlords about changes to the inspection requirements.

Click here to read the HUD notice about Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent.

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