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COVID-19 Projects

Rooms 4 NHS


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


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


Information and advice

Haringey Housing Action


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


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


Advice for Landlords

National Landlords Association advice


What landlords need to know

National Residential Landlords Association FAQs


FAQs from the NRLA

Briefing papers & policy advice

UK government


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


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


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/


Advice for tenants and homeowners

Housing Justice for All


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


Support Needed for Renters

Mortgage break government policy news


US orders up to a year long break in mortgages

Moving during COVID-19


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


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


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

How Coronavirus is impacting the housing market


April 23: Curbed. Economic impact on housing market

National Multifamily Housing Council


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.


National Low Income Housing Coalition


Webinars, congressional recommendations, updates.

Eviction During a Declared Public Health or Other Emergency



Community Action Tenants Union (Ireland)


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

Irish Housing Network


Irish Housing Network (Ire FB)

Dublin Housing Facebook groups


Dublin Central Housing Action (Ire)


North Dublin Bay Housing Crisis Community (ire FB)


Dublin South West Housing Action (ire FB)


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.