HUD urges multifamily owners to share coronavirus fact sheet

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this week urged owners of multifamily housing to share information about coronavirus with residents and employees.

CDC fact sheet on coronavirus

“While the risk of infections for Americans remains low, we are encouraging multifamily owners and agents, and public housing authorities, to make the information below available to residents,” C. Lamar Seats, deputy assistant secretary for multifamily at HUD, says in this letter. “We further encourage multifamily owners, agents, performance-based contract administrators, FHA lenders, and all stakeholders to make this same information available to their employees.”

  • What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19
  • Stop the Spread of Germs
  • Symotoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
  • What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 1COVID-19

This coronavirus fact sheet includes information on the bullet items above.

The letter from Seats goes on to say: “Stakeholders are reminded to ensure that their responses remain faithful to obligations under the Constitution, Fair Housing Act and related regulations. Exigencies associated with important and timely response to issues surrounding COVID-19 are not the basis for unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status.”

The letter was published after HUD Secretary Ben Carson was added earlier this week to the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

For links to more information on the virus, visit CAA’s coronavirus resource page.

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