COVID-19 DRAFT PAGE

The Southern Nevada Homelessness Continuum of Care (SNHCoC) is working closely with the government, non-profit agencies, and homeless services providers to create and implement a coordinated COVID-19/Coronavirus response related to people experiencing homelessness in Nevada. During this process, information and procedures for providers will be posted at https://helphopehome.org/covid-19-response/

GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION:

The list below contains vital information regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. As the situation changes almost daily, we highly recommend you visit the sites often to remain up to date with the latest information and announcements:

Southern Nevada Health District: For Southern Nevada specific announcements regarding COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: For full and up to date information regarding COVID-19.

Clark County COVID-19 Update Page: Clark County announcements and updates for community responses to COVID-19.

World Health Organization (Myths regarding Coronavirus): Common COVID-19 myths debunked by WHO.

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: Additional resources for homeless service providers.

SNHCOC’s COORDINATED RESPONSE TO COVID-19:

  • We are coordinating with the local and federal government in learning and sharing information regarding the Coronavirus. 
  • We are coordinating with our homeless service providers and partners in keeping essential services available to clients. 
  • Resources for clients and providers are being compiled and available for use at our www.helphopehome.org website.
  • Additional resources are being compiled and shared for those directly or indirectly affected by the effects of COVID-19.

COMMUNITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19:

Nevada faces this challenge together and businesses and members of the community are stepping up to provide assistance to those affected.

  • United Way of Southern Nevada has compiled a list of organizations and businesses offering assistance to those affected. Please visit their website for more information.
  • NVEnergy suspends disconnects for nonpayment for those directly affected financially by coronavirus; waiving late fees and deposits and making allowances for those unable to pay due to self-isolation. Contact the company’s customer care center to make alternative payment arrangements. Call (702) 402-5555 or go online to https://www.nvenergy.com/.
  • Southwest Gas suspends service disconnects indefinitely during coronavirus; offering flexible payment options to customers experiencing financial hardships; making mobile and online access easy. Call (877) 860-6020 Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (hearing impaired should call 711) or visit https://www.swgas.com/en/home.  
  • City of Henderson has temporarily suspended shut-offs of water service.

DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE?

  • United Way of Southern Nevada launches fund to assist those impacted by coronavirus. Fund is a collaboration of various valley nonprofit organizations pooling resources to help those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Donations and Volunteers needed. Individuals may request help at https://www.uwsn.org/COVID19
  • Expanded hours for filing online unemployment claims http://ui.nv.gov/css.html. Work-search requirement & 7-day wait period for approved unemployment benefits to be waived, allowing those submitting claims to receive benefits as soon as possible.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) announces Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to provide small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million. Get more information, on the SBA website.
  • Clark County School District will continue to provide meals to families who receive free meals. CCSD Food Distribution center locations.
  • Three Square Food Bank establishes Coronavirus Emergency Food Fund to help anyone facing food insecurities as a result of coronavirus or hardship caused by the virus outbreak. Learn more.

CARES Housing Assistance Program

To those seeking to apply for CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) funds, you can get more information regarding the application process by visiting our CHAP information page.

Southern Nevada Continuum of Care
With the enactment of the HEARTH Act in 2009, the CoC is now an entity that implements the HUD CoC program and includes all who choose to participate and are concerned with and/or are providing services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.

Agendas & Meeting Minutes
Learn about upcoming agendas and dates for Continuum of Care Board meetings or browse our archives.

Working Groups
Working Groups are established to address mandates and/or topics of critical importance to the SNH CoC and specifically referenced in the HEARTH Act.

About Homelessness
There are currently more than 100 service providers, including government entities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups and corporate partners, that are working together to provide homeless prevention and assistance programs to bring an end to homelessness in our community.

The Plan
In 2007, the plan was developed using stakeholder input, to guide the work of the community in ending homelessness.

Gap Anaylsis
The gaps analysis identifies key unmet needs in the housing and services system.

Homeless Census
An annual Homeless Census is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of all Continuums of Care throughout the country.

Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry (CE) is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is Southern Nevada’s strategy for a more efficient system to help people experiencing homelessness to access housing services.

SOAR
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

National Partnerships
We maintain partnerships with several national organizations.

HMIS
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

Public Input
The Continuum of Care appreciates your feedback! The Public Input section frequently request responses and feedback from stakeholders and the public. Please check the section for more information.

Training Opportunties
There is always more to learn.  We're here to help.

Funding Opportunities
Learn about opportunities to fund our cause.

Glossary of Terms
Definitions and acronyms to help you.

External Resources
Get information on CHAP Specific Resources.

Environmental Reviews
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) requires the analysis of the impact of federally funded projects on the environment and vice versa.

Property Partners
Find out how Operation HOME! can support your business.

About Operation HOME!
Operation HOME! is a regional initiative of Help Hope Home to find homes for 2,022 high-risk homeless Southern Nevadans at increased risk of COVID-19 by the end of 2022.

Contracted Provider Resources

For Operation HOME! RRH Subcontractors. Grants access to training links and the document library