Emergency Housing Strategies
Using CARES Act Funds

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. Under this Act, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received $12.4 billion in funding, with $300 million allocated to Public and Indian Housing (PIH) to respond to the impact COVID-19 has had on tribes.

In this four-hour session, we will discuss practical strategies and solutions to utilize the funds under the CARES Act, understand how Indian tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Authorities (TDHEs) can to respond to the pandemic and go over the different types of grants available to tribes.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
  • What is it?
  • Who does it affect?
  • How can tribes benefit from the funds?
  • Allocations for IHBG (IHBG-CARES Formula Allocation)
Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)
  • How much money is available?
  • Imminent threat
  • Prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19
  • ICDBG Application Process*
Section 184 and Section 184a
  • PIH Notice 2020-05
  • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program
  • Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program
  • Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program
Keeping Your Tribe or Tribal Organizations Safe
  • Guidance on cleaning community facilities
  • What housing providers should do to mitigate the spread
  • HUD's procurement policies

*Not yet released.

Topics subject to change.

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