Groups Urge On-Site Vaccine Clinics at HUD Communities

Regulation | March 01, 2021 | by Linda Couch

A LeadingAge-coordinated sign-on letter urges HUD, CDC, and the White House’s Domestic Policy Council to “work together to ensure that HUD-supported affordable housing communities are prioritized for vaccines and have access to COVID-19 vaccine partners who will provide on-site vaccination clinics to residents and staff.”

A LeadingAge-coordinated sign-on letter urges HUD, CDC, and the White House’s Domestic Policy Council to “work together to ensure that HUD-supported affordable housing communities are prioritized for vaccines and have access to COVID-19 vaccine partners who will provide on-site vaccination clinics to residents and staff.”

Together with the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, National Affordable Housing Management Association, National Leased Housing Association, and Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, LeadingAge sent a March 1 letter to the Biden Administration on the need for greater vaccine access at HUD-supported housing communities.

The letter urges to White House’s Domestic Policy Council, HUD, and the CDC on the great need for on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the full range of HUD-supported communities.

“The undersigned urge HUD and CDC to work together to ensure that HUD-supported affordable housing communities are prioritized for vaccines and have access to COVID-19 vaccine partners who will provide on-site vaccination clinics to residents and staff,” the letter, coordinated by LeadingAge, says.

“We urge CDC and HUD to secure pharmacy partners for vaccine clinics at the thousands of highly at-risk communities left behind, including public housing, project-based Section 8, and the remaining Section 202 communities,” the organizations say in the letter.