U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Technical Assistance

The National Center on Family Homelessness, with the Center for Social Innovation and HomeBase: The Center for Common Concerns, make up the AIR Collaborative Partnership. The Collaborative was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide training and technical assistance to recipients of the nearly $2 billion in annual HUD grants to address homelessness. Technical assistance and training is provided to the 50 states and hundreds of jurisdictional and inter-jurisdictional partnerships, known as the Continuums of Care.

The Collaborative is pleased to contribute our knowledge and understanding of the human and clinical aspects of homelessness and our experience in developing and operating supportive housing and facilitating organizational and community capacity-building in urban and rural settings. We have a broad base of expertise in addressing family and child homelessness, chronic homelessness, veteran homelessness, youth homelessness, rural homelessness, Housing First, homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment and training, Homeless Management Information Systems, and performance measurement and evaluation. We translate our knowledge and expertise into interactive curricula based on adult learning theory to deliver onsite and online training and technical assistance. In the past 12 months, the Collaborative produced over 52 learning events reaching more than 30,000 people.