During this challenging time, as our country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, sorting through the constant onslaught of information can feel overwhelming…

We are here to help!

The team at Swift Bunny has condensed the best information in a concise list of resources to help you help your employees, your residents and to keep your communities running smoothly until the crisis passes.

COVID-19 for Multifamily: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Knowledge is power. Unfortunately, incorrect information can do more harm than good! Here are a few reliable links to resources regarding COVID-19 and multifamily.

Preparedness for Apartment Communities for COVID-19

This resource from National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) not only provides great resources and advice for planning to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but also has an extensive list of protocols, best practices, response plans, communication recommendations as well as advice concerning continuity, legal liability, and preparing for the aftermath.

Eight things to do now, if you haven’t already, to protect your residents, employees, and firms during the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 for Multifamily: STAY UPDATED

Keeping up to date with the constantly changing national and state recommendations and mandates is one of the best ways to stay ahead in any urgent situation. The National Apartment Association (NAA) and NMHC both offer comprehensive and timely resource centers regarding COVID-19 / coronavirus and multifamily.

NAA’s Latest Information for Multifamily regarding Covid-19

Sign up for the NMHC’s Emergency Preparedness Listserv

COVID-19 for Multifamily: HELP LIMIT THE SPREAD

One of the most important roles that anyone can play during this viral pandemic is to make every effort to thwart the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To that end, the NAA has issued specific steps to help stem the spread of coronavirus.

NAA Issues Guidance to Stem the Spread of Coronavirus

COVID-19 for Multifamily: PAY ATTENTION TO STATE & FEDERAL GUIDELINES

A unique feature of the COVID-19 emergency has been the rapid pace of change regarding self-isolation, shelter-in-place, working from home, and so much more. In addition to guidance from the federal government, many state and local governments are also issuing guidance and new recommendations- many of which change daily. Multifamily companies need to account for federally mandated regulations as well as state and local guidelines. It’s a lot to keep up with!

Coronavirus Resources for Apartment Firms Including State Mandates

The NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition is pushing for a broad array of resources and protections, including emergency rental assistance and eviction prevention assistance, a national moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, and emergency funds for homelessness service providers, housing authorities, and housing providers, among other recommendations.

COVID-19 for Multifamily: PLAN WITH AND FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES

The best way to ensure that your communities continue to function smoothly without panic and with the least amount of issues possible is to ensure that your employees are receiving the help they need.

We highly recommend these sources:

Resources for Helping Employees through COVID-19

Help for employees who are suddenly working from home.

Helping employees manage stress during this trying time.

Best practices for flexible scheduling from the NAA.

COVID-19 for Multifamily: RESOURCES TO GUIDE YOUR RESIDENTS

Of course, one of every multifamily company’s primary concerns is the well-being of residents. Below are some resources for helping your residents stay updated and to “weather the storm”.

Resources for helping residents through COVID-19

The most important thing to remember about dealing with COVID-19 as it relates to your apartment community or multifamily company is that we are ALL in this together. There is an immense amount of uncertainty during this time, and you may experience people who are on edge. No one is unaffected; remembering that will do you the most good!

We wish you good health and safety in the coming weeks!