COVID-19: Updates and Resources

/COVID-19: Updates and Resources
COVID-19: Updates and Resources2020-04-07T14:43:11-05:00

Habitat Minnesota is here to support you during this time of uncertainty. Reach out to any of our staff via phone or email. We have compiled a variety of resources below. If there is more information you need, please let us know.

Our office is currently working remotely and has postponed any statewide travel through the end of April. Habitat Minnesota is monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its affect on our communities. We will continue to follow guidance from the local and national leaders in health, government, and from Habitat International.

Read more about our current plans here.

Habitat Resources

Habitat Minnesota Executive Director conference calls: Email cristen@hfhmn.org for more information.

Habitat International: Good Standing Update (3/31/2020)

Habitat International: Pursuing the Mission during COVID-19

Habitat International: A message from Jonathan Reckford – Coronavirus pandemic calls for a world where we care for each other.

My.Habitat Coronavirus overall guidance

My.Habitat Coronavirus FAQs page

My.Habitat COVID-19 Yammer Group

Health Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Latest news

Minnesota Department of Health: Latest news

MNSure: Special enrollment and latest news

World Health Organization (WHO): Latest news

Advocacy

COVID-Specific Advocacy: Latest news

Federal Housing Stability: Encourage members of Congress to prioritize the needs of low-income families and the organizations that serve them.

Statewide Homeownership Support: Click here to view and co-sign a letter asking for state leaders to prioritize homeownership preservation.

Financing

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Charitable deduction, SBA loans, and other resources from latest stimulus bill

Minnesota Council on Foundations: Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for Coronavirus (Habitat Minnesota applied on behalf of Minnesota affiliates)

National Council of Nonprofits: Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

Otto Bremer Trust: $50 million emergency fund to support community organizations (Habitat Minnesota applied on behalf of Minnesota affiliates)

Propel Nonprofits: Paycheck Protection Program for Nonprofits 

Small Business Administration (SBA): Disaster Loan Assistance

Small Business & Entrepreneurship, US Senate Committee: Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

USDA: Latest news

USDA: Stakeholder Announcement

(For Central Minnesota) The Initiative Foundation: The Central Minnesota Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund is being activated to meet critical needs in the region.

General Resources

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: Nonprofit resources for COVID-19

New York Times: Frequently Asked Questions about every aspect of COVID-19

Propel Nonprofits: No-cost technical assistance (on finance, strategy, cash flow, or anything else you need). Reach out to any Propel staff here.

Government Resources

Operations and Management

Idealware: how to deliver programs and services remotely resources and webinars

Microsoft Teams: User training

Microsoft Teams: Work-from-home tips

Minnesota Employment and Economic Development: Unemployment Insurance and Compensation resources

Minnesota Employment and Economic Development: Shared Work–Alternative to Layoff

Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Create a Business Continuity Plan: No Business Continuity Plan_ Take These 4 Steps 

Propel Nonprofits: Click here for a recording of the recent “Managing Cash Flow for Nonprofits (during a global pandemic)” webinar. Slides can be viewed here.

Propel Nonprofits: Emergency Succession Planning

Zoom: MCN Members can enjoy 20% off certain Zoom plans. 

Volunteering

VolunteerMatch: Resource Hub

VolunteerMatch: Engaging Volunteers in Uncertain Times

Additional Resources

Find online solutions, announcements, and other resources for nonprofits below as they become available.

For supporters: How to Support Habitat from Your Home

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Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
2171 University Ave W.,
Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Phone: 612.331.4439

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