HOPWA National Technical Assistance

Purpose

The goal of HOPWA Technical Assistance (TA) is to strengthen the management, operation, and capacity of HOPWA grantees, project sponsors, and assist communities in identifying and addressing the supportive housing needs for low-income individuals and their families living with HIV/AIDS.

HOPWA grantees and sponsors interested in requesting TA should reach out to their local HUD Field Office.

HOPWA Ask a Question

HOPWA program and policy-related questions should be submitted to OneCPD Ask a Question. This tool enables HOPWA grantees, project sponsors, and stakeholders to ask program and policy questions via an online process and to receive timely responses to their questions by HOPWA Technical Assistance Providers. HOPWA TA Providers should no longer be emailed directly.

Request Technical Assistance

Request Technical Assistance provides access to both on-call technical assistance and on-site technical assistance. On-call technical assistance provides access to up to 16 hours of remote technical assistance to address complex HOPWA program management issues. On-site technical assistance is provided if on-call technical assistance is not sufficient to address a complex HOPWA program management issue.

Grantees may submit a technical assistance request through the OneCPD TA Portal. Interested project sponsors should connect with their HOPWA grantee to pursue this resource. Grantees should work in partnership with project sponsors to coordinate project sponsor technical assistance requests.

Note: You must have a OneCPD account in order to submit a TA request. To create an account click on “Create Account” on the OneCPD login page.

HOPWA Data Verification

As part of new technical assistance for HOPWA grantees, beginning on January 1, 2013 Summit Consulting, LLC (Summit) and The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst) will provide data verification services to HOPWA grantees completing the Annual Progress Reports (APRs) and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPERs). To learn more, read the HOPWA Announcement of New Technical Assistance Support Partners.

The direct contact information for staff at each firm is as follows; however, to ensure HUD has copies of all performance reports, please submit all report submissions directly to HOPWA@hud.gov.

Summit Consulting and The Cloudburst Group

Collaborative Solutions Inc.

Performance Reporting Data Verification (APR/CAPER)

Performance Reporting Technical Assistance (IDIS)

Alicia Gill, Senior Analyst
Cloudburst Group
alicia.gill@cloudburstgroup.com
(240) 582-3613 (office)
(301) 918-4900 (fax)

Jonathan Sherwood, Manager
Cloudburst Group
jonathan.sherwood@cloudburstgroup.com
(978) 792-5650 (office)
(301) 918-4900 (fax)

Amy Richter Griffin, Manager
Collaborative Solutions, Inc.
(202) 402-3563 (office)
(703) 859-6578 (cell)
Amy@collaborative-solutions.net
Amy.B.Richter@hud.gov

Becky Blalock, Project Specialist
Collaborative Solutions, Inc.
(757) 634-9913 (office)
Becky@collaborative-solutions.net

Katie Pittenger, Program Specialist
Collaborative Solutions, Inc.
(205) 939-0411 x 210 (office)
Katie@collaborative-solutions.net

HOPWA Headquarters Desk Officers

HOPWA Headquarters Desk Officers and the field office areas to which they are assigned are listed below.

HUD Desk Officer

Contact Information

Field Office Area

Benjamin Ayers

Phone: (202) 402-2201
Benjamin.l.ayers@hud.gov

Albuquerque, Anchorage, Columbus, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis

HOPWA Legacy TA Work Products

Amy Palilonis

Phone: (202) 402-5916
Amy.l.palilonis@hud.gov

Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Manchester, Miami, Newark, New Orleans, New York City, Richmond, San Antonio, San Juan

Phillip Pless

Phone: (202) 402-5767
Phillip.a.pless@hud.gov

Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Columbia, Denver, Detroit, Greensboro, Jackson, Knoxville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC

National Performance Reporting and Data Evaluation