Community Services Update - May 2020

Community Services Notice

IHCDA continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 in Indiana as circumstances change and additional information becomes available. To provide transparency and customer service, IHCDA will update Community Service contacts with any updates to policies or procedures.

Updated Resources

Updated Resource List

IHCDA has a list of updated resources available through our website.  We highly encourage all organizations serving the homeless to coordinate with their regional chair as well as their local health department, city/county government, township trustees, and key emergency assistance providers.  It is important to be as proactive as possible in this situation.

This week, we have added the following updates:

Important Lists: Openings, Available Local Resources

Isolation Shelter Locations:

  • The following regions have successfully implemented isolation shelters: Region 1, 2, 2a, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 14.
  • Additionally, the following regions are in the process of setting up their isolation shelters: Region 1a, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11.
  • If your region is setting up an isolation shelter, please contact Elby Hilton at to be added to our list.

Regional Updates:

Other Lists:

  • ISDH Public Health Regions: ISDH has put together a map of regional contacts for public health needs across the state. You can find that information here:
  • Food Opportunity Lists: FSSA has put together a list of places individuals can still find free/reduced food resources. The full list is updated weekly and available here:
  • Department of Corrections Community Resource List: This is a compilation of resources that are available across the state. The updated list can be found on our website here:

Best Practice Updates:

Sample Indiana Documents:

Best Practices Webinars-National Partners

  • US Interagency Council to end Homelessness: Hosted a webinar recently with best practices from Seattle/King county. This resource, along with a comprehensive list of resources can be found here:
  • National Low-Income Housing and the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition issued resources titled Congressional Leaders Agree to Coronavirus Response Package with Funding for Homeless and Housing. This is a comprehensive document that elaborates on such topics as Cares Act Funding, Grant Programs, Types of Rental Assistance, and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures.  This information is available here:  
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC has reissued guidance about the role of encampments in the homeless population. If interested, please review the new CDC guidelines here
  • Community Action Program Legal Services (CAPLAW) Building Readiness: Reopening – This new resource from CAPLAW addresses many of the questions on the forefront of the Community Action Agencies’ planning efforts in the wake of COVID-19. This resource may also be useful to states as they craft and implement updated policies and protocols.  The guide is organized into five sections.
    • Planning for reopening;
    • Prevention and workplace safety protocols to minimize the spread of COVID;
    • Response to known or suspected cases of COVID-19 related claims;
    • Resources for additional guidance.

To read the full article, please visit

IHCDA Updates/Reminders:

Upcoming Deadlines

  • FY2020 ESG Funding RFQ: Due June 8, 2020
  • FY2020 HOPWA Funding RFQ: Due June 8, 2020

Sub-recipient Questions

Webinar Dates

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