Free COVID-19 Test Kits Available

Jessica Mansfield Uncategorized

On December 11, 2023 HUD announced its expanded partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) Administration to provide no-cost COVID-19 antigen test kits to all properties receiving assistance through the Office of Multifamily Housing (MFH). Eligible properties include those assisted under the following programs: Section 8 project-based rental assistance (PBRA), 202/8, 202/162 PAC, 202/811 PRAC, 811 PRA, SPRAC, and non-insured 236 properties with IRP Use Agreements (236 IRP).

Property staff may register with HHS’s Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the Health Partner Ordering Portal (HPOP). Once the property’s registration is approved by HUD, property staff can proceed to order weekly shipments of COVID-19 test kits to be delivered to their properties for distribution. This registration site is now open for all MFH-assisted properties. Please visit HUD’s COVID Testing webpage and see HERE for additional information on registration, ordering, and test kit storage. Instructions on how to register in HPOP and order test kits are also included in this announcement.