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Housing Learning Collaborative Application

EHE Housing Learning Collaborative Overview

Thank you for your interest in NASTAD’s Housing Learning Collaborative (HLC)! The Housing Learning Collaborative is a virtual learning community for select phase one EHE jurisdictions interested in strengthening housing support services. The learning collaborative aims to provide systems coordination and ongoing technical assistance (TA) from peers and subject matter experts to increase housing support programs.

By the end of the learning collaborative, participants will be able to: develop, influence, and support existing or the creation of housing service policies and procedures by maximizing EHE funding flexibilities; identify strategies to implement housing programming within their jurisdiction, and compare promising practices to deliver housing services to desired populations. Participants will improve their readiness to collaborate with housing partner agencies and programs. Participation in the learning collaborative is focused on CDC PS20-2010 Component A and HRSA-20-078 health department staff and their housing agency partners.

NASTAD will select up to twelve jurisdictions to participate in the second cohort of the Housing Learning Collaborative. In some instances, depending on how housing services are organized in your area, jurisdictions may elect to have a mixture of state and local health department staff participate in the collaborative. If selected, jurisdictions will be expected to select representatives from EHE Prevention and the EHE Care programs to participate during the Six-month cohort (September 2022 – February 2023). Examples of staff participants include: EHE Coordinators, HIV Prevention staff, Ryan White staff, HOPWA staff, epidemiologists charged with housing program evaluation, and if applicable representatives from the local housing authority.

In September 2022, the cohort will have a two-day in-person kick-off in Chicago for selected HLC jurisdictions with supervisor approval. Monthly sessions for the remaining five months of the cohort will convene via Zoom. During the cohort, participants will have access to NASTAD’s Online Technical Assistance Platform (OnTAP) which provides access to pre-recorded webinars, discussion boards, and other resources needed for full participation before each monthly Zoom session. Module webinars will be posted on OnTAP one week before the facilitated discussion, with the expectation that participants will view the materials prior to that week’s meeting. Each topic area will begin with an overarching module that presents a high-level overview and materials related to the topic. Subsequent calls will take place following the main call that explores subtopics related to the main topic. During the collaborative participating jurisdictions will be required to attend the overarching module but can choose to attend the sub-module calls. Participants will have access to HLC experts and facilitators for more extensive or individualized technical assistance (TA).

Collaborative Objectives/Goals
Through HLC activities, participants will:
  • Compare the current structure, components, and requirements of the various funding streams that can be used to provide housing support services, focusing on maximizing EHE flexibilities.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership across programs to strengthen housing support for people living with and impacted by HIV.
  • Develop an action plan to integrate housing support using the tools and information shared sustainably.

Prospective Jurisdictions
NASTAD will prioritize jurisdictions based on the following criteria:
  • Need and prioritization of establishing/expanding housing support across EHE prevention and care programs
  • The potential impact of housing services on the jurisdiction’s EHE outcomes
  • Availability of internal or external capacity to build or expand their housing services
  • Commitment to working in partnership across programs and agencies to provide comprehensive housing services
  • Commitment and buy-in of health department leadership allowing participants to complete the program as part of their regular duties.

Proposed Curriculum Topics
  • Introduction to the EHE Housing Learning Collaborative
  • Self-Care and Prioritization
  • Housing Operations, Support Structures, and Systems
  • Federal and State Housing Programs
  • Collaborative Relationship Building
  • Housing Syndemic and Determinant Considerations
  • Engaging Youth and Transgender Communities
  • Integrating Advocacy and Community Engagement
  • Cultivating Partnerships, Community Engagement, and Culturally Responsive Messaging
  • Legal, Policy, and Regulatory Considerations
  • Financial Forecasting and Considerations for Housing Support and Sustainability
  • Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation

Applications open: July 6, 2022
Applications due: July 25, 2022
Selected jurisdictions notified: August 1, 2022
2-Day in-person Meeting: Late September 2022
Virtual Meetings Begin: October 5, 2022

For questions about this application or the Housing Learning Collaborative, please contact Kristina Santana and Kendrell Taylor at