Community Services Update - June 26, 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:

  • Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Updates:
    • ESG-CV and HOPWA CARES Act Funding: Below is information on IHCDA’s ESG-CV Homeless Prevention and ESG-CV Rapid Rehousing, Street Outreach, and Shelter Operations applications:
      • ESG-CV Homeless Prevention Application: IHCDA is still seeking regional pivot point contracts or HUBS for Regions 2 (Elkhart, Marshall, Fulton, Kosciusko Counties), 2a (St. Joseph County), and 14 (Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland Counties). These HUBs will serve as partners in providing rental and homelessness prevention assistance to individuals affected by COVID-19. Successful applicants will be organizations in each of the sixteen Indiana Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) regions that have experience with ESG Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Prevention Services.  If an agency is interested in becoming a HUB, the agency can access the ESG-CV Homeless Prevention application on IHCDAs website found below. Applications are due July 1, 2020, by 5:00 pm EDT. If you are from an agency in one of these agencies and would like more information, please send an email to
      • ESG-CV Rapid Rehousing, Shelter operations, and Street Outreach Application: IHCDA is accepting applications from current Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) subrecipients who receive funding for rapid rehousing, shelter operations, and/or street outreach and who are experiencing an increased need for services due to COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations must be a current subrecipient and in good-standing with IHCDA and/or HUD.  There will be three opportunities to apply to this funding, allowing subrecipients to submit applications should they determine a need later.  Applications will be due June 29, July 27, or August 24 by 5:00 pm.  If interested, please view
    • Mega Waiver: On May 22, HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) issued a second set of regulation waivers for Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). The new waiver template as well as the memorandum that presented the waivers is located at  See Please Click Here to access additional COVID-19 resources and guidance.
    • NEW CoC Forms Available: The IHCDA Community Services Team has updated forms for the Continuum of Care programs. For any updated forms, such as claims form or income rent calculation forms, please view the following link;
    • Spring 2020 Development Day: IHCDA has launched its first virtual Development Day. IHCDA has created 8 sessions of content to share.  For the full list of topics and links to each webinar, view for more details.  
    • Debt Service Relief for Development Fund, HOME, and CDBG-D Loans: IHCDA has implemented a Relief Policy. This Relief Policy is designed to promote housing stability and to respond to concerns raised by IHCDA’s partners and affordable housing advocates.  For additional information, please review
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Indiana has been awarded $17 million in supplemental Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding through the CARES Act. This funding allows IHCDA to administer the program at the state level to help more Hoosiers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  To see eligibility requirements and a list of local service providers who administer the program in Indiana, call 2-1-1 or visit:
    • HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program Manual and RFQ Housing First Program Manual and RFQ: The IHCDA Real Estate Department has released updated program manuals for the HOME TBRA and Indiana Housing First Programs. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for organizations interested in receiving funding under the 2020 TBRA and/or the 2020 Indiana Housing First program has been released.  Responses to RFQs are due by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time Monday, July 13, 2020.  If interested, please view for more details.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 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:

  • Homeless Organization Status List by Region: To help communities understand what is available to them in their regions, we have asked regional chairs to submit status updates on organizations serving the homeless to us.
    • Regional Chairs can complete the form on a weekly basis here:
    • The updated list will soon be on our website here:
  • Indiana Township Association: The Indiana Township Association is committed to see that all townships receive guidance and support during COVID-19, which can be found at

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:


State of Indiana Updates:

  • Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) has offered several sample policies and guides for COVID-19 response. Updates on our website include EEOC and survivor guidance.  Additionally, ICADV has provided and updated shelter status updates that will be accessible on the IHCDA website. This information is located at  See Please Click Here to access additional COVID-19 resources and guidance.
  • Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning has issued a temporary assistance grant to retain child care. Grants are awarded to providers for the purpose of continuing to regularly pay child care staff for the time period of the grant award. If interested, please view
  • The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) provides the most up-to-date information and responses to COVID-19 in the state of Indiana. In June, ISDH has published “Environmental Steps to Reduce Indoor COVID-19 Transmission” and “Local Health Department Communicable Disease Information Release Guidance,” among many other publications.  For any information relating to reopening, best practices, and the states response to COVID-19, please view

Best Practices Webinars-National Partners

IHCDA Updates/Reminders:


Sub-recipient Questions

Webinar Dates:

  • CE Coordinators and Regional Chairs Weekly Meeting on July 2, 2020 12:15 PM EDT at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  • CoC, HOPWA, TANF, ESG Recipients Monthly Meeting – Starting in July, the CoC, HOPWA, TANF, and ESG Recipients meeting will be scheduled monthly. Information about the next meeting will be forwarded to recipients.
  • HMIS Monthly Meeting on June 30, 2020 11:00 AM EDT at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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