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The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our residents, employees, and community partners as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

First and most importantly, HACM will continue to rely on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DHS, and the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) for guidance and direction on COVID-19.

HACM is relying on the cooperation of all residents and staff to promote and follow good health practices.

March 20, 2020 - HACM Continuing to Serve Our Community & Our Residents: COVID-19 Response 

Safer at Home

The Wisconsin Department of Health and City of Milwaukee Health Department have issued "Safer at Home" orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible.

Wisconsin Department of Health Order

City of Milwaukee Health Department Order

 

Information for Residents at HACM-Owned Properties

 COVID-19 Resident Letter FINAL 20200318_Page_1  RESIDENT HANDOUT-ncov-factsheet and development poster 20200318_Page_1

Letter from Antonio M. Pérez
HACM Secretary-Executive Director
March 19, 2020

English  |  Spanish  |  Russian  |  Arabic

Informational Handout
March 19, 2020

English  |  Spanish  |  Russian  |  Arabic

 

March 31, 2020 - Essential Visitors Only Poster

 

Information for Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8 Rent Assistance)

Participants and Landlords 

Effective March 27, 2020, the Section 8 Rent Assistance Office will be closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19.  Our management team is working remotely to minimize disruption to our operations and continue services. 

April 2, 2020 - Letter to Housing Choice Voucher Participants and Landlords

 

Resources

IMPACT 2-1-1

At Home Learning From PBS Wisconsin

 

HACM Employee Policies & Administrative Guidelines Related to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - Emergency Paid Sick Leave Request 

March 31, 2020 - Employee Request for Emergency Family & Medical Leave 

March 31, 2020 - Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family & Medical Leave Under FFCRA 

March 31, 2020 - HACM Families First Coronavirus Response Act Compliance Policy 

March 31, 2020 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs 

March 31, 2020 - HACM Notification Email to All Employees

March 31, 2020 - HACM COVID-19 Notification Protocol

March 17, 2020 - Policy and Administrative Guidelines (updated 3/31/2020)

March 17, 2020 - Emergency Paid Leave for Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Employees

 

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

 

STAY CALM and look to STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES for accurate information (see below).

STAY HOME AND AVOID GATHERINGS as much as possible. This is particularly important if you are an OLDER PERSON, if you HAVE A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at increased risk ( for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function of weakens your immune system) or if YOU FEEL SICK.

PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:

•Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
•Avoid touching your face.
•Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
•Disinfect frequently-used items and surfaces as much as possible.

 

IF YOU THINK YOU ARE SICK

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you do not have a primary physician:

Milwaukee Health Department Hotline 8:00 am-4:45 pm (414) 286-6800

Advocate Aurora 24-hour Hotline (866) 443-2584

Other resources, such as emergency food:

IMPACT 8:00 am-4:45 pm Dial 2-1-1

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.

 

STAY INFORMED

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

Milwaukee Health Department

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

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