COVID-19 Resources for Community Developers

This resource page is designed for community development nonprofits and the associations that serve them. 

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National Resources

Centers for Disease Control Guidance

Community organizations can access regularly-updated information on how to plan, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis through the Center for Disease Control's Interim Guidance for Administrators and Leaders of Community and Faith-Based Organizations. The CDC provides fact sheets and posters in numerous languages.

Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums

Access information from Fannie MaeFreddie MacHUD and the USDA regarding suspensions of foreclosures and evictions for borrower affected by the fallout of the coronavirus crisis and unable to make their mortgage payment. Fannie and Freddie will offer forbearance to certain landlords who suspend all evictions for renters unable to pay rent due to the impact of Coronavirus.

Small Business Administration

  • Paycheck Protection Program - An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus crisis. View the fact sheet.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance - Loan advances of up to $10,000 for businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
  • SBA Bridge Loans - Small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender can  access up to $25,000 quickly.
  • SBA Debt Relief - The SBA will automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of current 7(a), 504, and microloans for a period of six months. The SBA will also automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees for new 7(a), 504, and microloans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program - The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
  • Coronavirus Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources webpage provides information about what is currently available.

Other Small Business Grants:

Community Development Block Grants

Grantees may use CDBG funds for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Access this Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response.

Multifamily Housing

The Multifamily Housing Council Coronavirus Hub provides information for building owners.

CARES Act Stimulus Package

The U.S. Congress approved and the President signed a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that includes major funding for the community development sector.

State and Regional 

Advocacy

NACEDA members across the country are advocating to insure that low-income communities have the resources they need to survive and recover from the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the policy platforms released so far:

Resources

NACEDA members are providing resources and information to nonprofits serving low-income communities. Here's a sampling.

Communications 

Virtual Meeting Tools

Tech Soup recommendations:
Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wirecutter reviews:
Best Video Conferencing Service

Looking Glass Creative comparisons:
Online Event Resources

Communications Strategy 

Planning for a COVID-19 Outbreak in Your Community from Leading Age provides a framework for organizations developing messaging for media consumption and/or responding to press queries about diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in your organization. 

Framing COVID-19 from the FrameWorks Institute provides guidance on effective and inclusive communications during the pandemic.