Purchasing Masks for Residents, Staff During COVID-19


Posted On: May 11, 2020

Have you thought about purchasing masks for residents and staff with project funds? The U.S. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) answered that question in the May 1, 2020, update to the Multifamily Coronavirus Q & A.

purchasing masks for residents

We know many of you have ordered masks for your staff, especially those who are in and out of occupied units on a daily basis. Purchasing masks for residents, however, was a lingering issue until HUD addressed it earlier this month.

There are a number of common areas on properties including the laundry room and mailbox area. The CDC has recommended people wear “cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies)¬†especially¬†in areas of significant community-based transmission.”

The question now is “how do I protect the families on my property?”

Navigate has provided a number of resources to help your residents during this time. For example, an article on household cleaning and sanitizing. We also published a special edition newsletter with resources to share with your residents.

Watch the video below to learn what HUD officials said about:

  • Accessing property operating accounts to buy masks
  • Allowable uses of project funds for such purchases

Read the latest Multifamily Coronavirus Q & A.



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