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๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/workers

UK

COVID-19 Projects

Rooms 4 NHS

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.rooms4nhs.com/

Finding accommodation for NHS staff who have lost their homes.


Organisations offering housing advice & support

Shelter: Scottish Housing Advice

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ”—https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/scottish_housing_advice_coronavirus_COVID_19

๐Ÿ—ฃhttps://scotland.shelter.org.uk/about_us/contact_us

Shelter Scotland webchat (Mon-Fr 10-4), Shelter Scotland free housing advice helpline

๐Ÿ“ž 0808 800 4444 (Mon-Fri 9-5).

Shelter Scotland also has a COVID-19 housing advice page, that will be updated as and when any initiatives are announced by SG or Westminster.


London Renters Union

๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งhttps://londonrentersunion.org/coronavirus-qa/

Information and advice


Haringey Housing Action

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—http://haringeyhousingaction.org.uk/

Haringey Housing Action Group (London, UK)


Older People and Housing Action

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”— https://housingaction.blog/

Older People and Housing Action encourages and supports action by older peopleโ€™s groups to improve housing and related services for an ageing population across England.


Advice for tenants and homeowners

London Renters Union

๐Ÿ”—https://londonrentersunion.org/coronavirus-landlord-letter/

Template for writing to your landlord


Moving house in a pandemic

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”— https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Official advice on moving house during or the COVID-19 outbreak, including buying & selling, dealing with estate agents and removal businesses while on lockdown.


Guidance for Landlords and Tenants during COVID-19

๐Ÿ”—https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/888843/Updated_Landlord_and_Tenant_Guidance.pdf


Advice for Landlords

National Landlords Association advice

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—http://nla.landlords.org.uk/coronavirus-information-for-landlords

What landlords need to know


National Residential Landlords Association FAQs

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://nrla.org.uk/newsletters/202004/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions.html

FAQs from the NRLA


Briefing papers & policy advice

UK government

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8867/

This briefing paper explains measures the Government has put in place during the Coronavirus outbreak to assist households in retaining their homes and to enable local authorities to tackle the specific challenges faced by rough sleepers. The paper has been updated to take account of further measures introduced after 26 March 2020.


Practice briefing for housing and care in specialist housing

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Housing-and-Care-in-Specialist-Housing/

This Housing LIN Practice Briefing (No1) sets out at a number of practical things for providers of specialist housing to consider when seeking to reduce the risk of an outbreak of (COVID-19)


Practice briefing for housing sector to support people with dementia

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/type/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Tips-for-the-housing-sector-on-supporting-someone-affected-by-dementia/

This Housing LIN briefing (No3) sets out a number of top tips on supporting people affected by dementia during the Coronavirus pandemic. It is specifically written for the housing sector, operators of specialist housing - such as extra care or retirement housing - or general needs housing. It also signposts to a selection of useful links and further practical advice.


Homes, health, and COVID-19: how poor housing adds to the hardship of the Coronavirus crisis

๐Ÿ”—http://www.smf.co.uk/homes-health-and-covid-19-how-poor-housing-adds-to-the-hardship-of-the-Ok coronavirus-crisis/


USA

Advice for tenants and homeowners

Housing Justice for All

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.housingjusticeforall.org/covid19

Campaign for rent, mortgage and utility suspension.


Tenants' Rights Telephone Hotline

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—Tenantsโ€™ Rights Telephone Hotline


What to do if you can't pay your mortgage or rent during the Coronavirus outbreak

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/rent-mortgage-payments-coronavirus-outbreak-36737830

Support Needed for Renters


Mortgage break government policy news

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818343720/homeowners-hurt-financially-by-the-coronavirus-may-get-a-mortgage-break

US orders up to a year long break in mortgages


Moving during COVID-19

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://moversearchmarketing.com/blog/moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-epidemic-what-you-need-to-know/

Are movers essential services? Moving during the COVID-19 crisis


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/guide-coronavirus-mortgage-relief-options/#:~:text=A%20new%20federal%20law%2C%20the,homeowners%20with%20federally%20backed%20mortgages%3A&text=Second%2C%20if%20you%20experience%20financial,for%20up%20to%20180%20days.

Guide to coronavirus mortgage relief options - what to do now, what are your options for mortgage, rental relief, and utility disconnections.


Advice for Landlords

Center for Risc

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://centerforrisc.org/lease

Rent deferral template for landlords to help keep tenants by modifying commercial leases.


How Coronavirus is impacting the housing market

๐Ÿ”—https://www.curbed.com/2020/3/6/21163523/coronavirus-economic-impact-housing-market

April 23: Curbed. Economic impact on housing market


National Multifamily Housing Council

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.nmhc.org/news/press-release/2020/apartment-industry-committed-to-supporting-residents-impacted-by-covid-19

To help support renters who may be out of work, the National Multifamily Housing Council released a statement encouraging the apartment industry to halt evictions for 90 days.


Policy

National Low Income Housing Coalition

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://nlihc.org/coronavirus-and-housing-homelessness

Webinars, congressional recommendations, updates.


Eviction During a Declared Public Health or Other Emergency

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/lrb/lrb_reports/evictions_health_emergency_4_1.pdf

Ireland

Community Action Tenants Union (Ireland)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—https://catuireland.org/

CATU Ireland is a community based union for tenants, including people living in emergency & precarious accommodation, and mortgage holders.


Irish Housing Network

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/irishhousingnetwork/

Irish Housing Network (Ire FB)


Dublin Housing Facebook groups

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/dublincentralhousingaction/

Dublin Central Housing Action (Ire)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/NDBhousingcrisiscommunity/

North Dublin Bay Housing Crisis Community (ire FB)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/Dublin-South-West-Housing-Action-477375192693647/

Dublin South West Housing Action (ire FB)

India

Landlord communication template

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—Landlord Communication Template

Template to request for a rent reduction during the crisis. (Unattributed, low quality)

New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ”— https://covid19.govt.nz/individuals-and-households/home/renters-and-homeowners/

More advice for renters and homeowners, about waste collection and animal welfare.