COVID-19 Resources

During the COVID-19 crisis, asset managers of mission-driven affordable housing are needed now more than ever. CHAM is committed to connecting asset managers to the ideas, tools and expertise you need to protect our nation's affordable housing resources.

Novogradac 2020 Affordable Housing Friday Forums

June 26, July 10, July 17, 2020 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

The forums are a three-part virtual event series to address the nation’s most pressing low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) topics amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic environment. Hear insightful discussions on the pandemic’s effect on the LIHTC community, how to overcome the current state of uncertainty and how to continue moving LIHTC developments forward. Click here for details and how to register.  

Stress Testing Your Portfolio: POAH’s Look at Stressors and Mitigation Strategies Amidst COVID-19

Dena Xifaras from Preservation of Affordable Housing shared a portfolio sensitivity analysis template at a CHAM webinar in May. It continues to prove useful to asset managers to test new assumptions as economic, social and health factors change during the crisis. See the tool and an explanation of how it is used on the POAH website. 

"Navigating New Challenges: What Asset Managers Should Be Thinking About Now Right Now"

This TCAM webinar is now available on-demand. It discusses the dynamic set of challenges Asset Managers continue to navigate as the COVID-19 crisis evolves. As a follow-up, TCAM also shared answers to the questions received during the webinar. 

Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst: Addressing the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic In America’s Struggling Neighborhoods

By Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress Senior Fellow

This paper aims to help communities across the U.S. look ahead to proactively consider and combat the budget, equity, and programmatic challenges of a post-COVID-19 environment. Click here to download the reading.  

NHC COVID-19 Housing Resource Center

National Housing Conference has created the COVID-19 Housing Resource Center, which features information from every facet of the housing industry. Their goal for the site is to allow practitioners to sort through hundreds of different resources by topic area and state as quickly and efficiently as possible. They are curating resources and updating content daily, and are committed to maintaining a collaborative and comprehensive one-stop website for the affordable housing industry.

"What Should an Asset Manager be Thinking About Right Now?"

This TCAM webinar is available on-demand. As the affordable housing industry struggles with the challenges posed by COVID-19, many asset managers are navigating enormous uncertainty. In this webinar aired on April 21, 2020, TCAM's senior leadership shares observations and discusses what asset managers should be looking at in the current situation.

Responding to Resident Needs

CORES has compiled a selection of resources to support resident services programs – both to support an immediate response to COVID-19 and to support organizations as they shift from their emergency response to stabilizing families, properties, and communities, and to planning for a more resilient future.

Other Links

  • Enterprise Community Partners COVID-19 Resources
  • LISC Institute COVID-19 Resource Center
  • COVID-19 Rent Shortfalls in Small Buildings by Whitney Airgood-Obrycki and Alexander Hermann. Renters living in single-family homes and smaller multifamily buildings, along with the owners of those properties, are more likely to be negatively affected by the COVID-19 economic downturn. Available on Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies website.

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