Homeless Education program updates can be found here and will be updated often.
CDC Moratorium Update
The federal CDC moratorium is in place until December 31, 2020. Renters need to follow specific steps to use the moratorium, including providing a written declaration to their landlord, and all rent continues to be due. In October, new CDC moratorium guidance was issued that confirmed landlords can proceed with filing evictions and may challenge tenant declarations in court. However, renters can use the CDC moratorium to stop enforcement of the eviction, the final stage of the eviction process when the constable comes to the property.
After December 31, landlords can proceed with enforcing evictions. At that time, it remains unclear how many evictions will be enforced in Arizona, but national partners predict millions of households are at risk of losing their homes when the moratorium lifts.
Please continue to educate families on the CDC moratorium process and to apply for rental assistance if they are unable to make rent payment. The Arizona Housing Coalition CDC Eviction Moratorium Summary explains the steps a renter needs to take to use the CDC moratorium and our List of Known Rental Assistance Resources and Eviction Prevention Programs can be used to identify available rental assistance funds statewide. This list is being updated every two weeks in partnership with the Crisis Response Network.
Contact for federal housing by Continuum's of Care (CoC's) in Arizona:
Maricopa County: https://savethefamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/FHH-Family-Housing-Hub-flyer.pdf
Pima County: https://tpch.net/resources/
Balance of State ( Coconino, Apache/Navajo, Mohave, Yavapai, La Paz, Gila, Graham/Greenlee, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pinal, Yuma) : contact list
Homeless Education Newsletters
COVID-19 Helpful Guidance and Information
SchoolHouse Connection provides McKinney-Vento resources, webinars and timely updates for all levels of school district and charter school personnel. SchoolHouse Connection has the best information for COVID-19 strategies. Please visit this website https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/covid19-and-homelessness/ for helpful checklists, guides, FAQ’s, and other resources.
Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress: Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand and manage their emotions and those of their students. The 10-hour online course is designed for school staff, including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, principals, and non-teaching staff in preK-12 schools. Click on the title and sign up for free, and the class is at your own pace, no calendar!
When feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious; try this grounding technique to help find yourself back into the present. This may take a few minutes to focus on each activity to get back to present.
PURE EDGE- Success through Focus-Strategies for educators and learners to support social, emotional, and academicdevelopment through mindful movement and rest.