The Center for Capacity Building at the National Alliance to End Homelessness offers both remote and on-site technical assistance and training to help communities implement effective strategies to end homelessness. Training and technical assistance is provided based on The Center’s availability and capacity as well as the community’s specific technical assistance needs.

If you are interested in training or technical assistance from The Center, please fill out this form. Note: Due to current project engagements and staffing capacity, the Center for Capacity Building will not undertake new training or technical assistance requests until after the 2020 Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference in February 2020.

Topic: System Design

  • System Design Clinic is for those communities looking to transition their CoC from a collection of individual programs that address homelessness, to a crisis response system that makes strategic, data-driven decisions to achieve program-level and system-wide outcomes that impact homelessness.
  • Remote technical assistance and guidance on designing an outcomes-focused homelessness crisis response system.

Topic: Rapid Re-Housing

  • A Rapid Re-Housing Workshop is a training that will address the three core components of rapid re-housing–housing identification, financial assistance and case management and services–and instruct on practical strategies for implementation.
  • A Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative is an opportunity for homeless services organizations to make changes in the way they operate, while being supported by their peers and rapid re-housing experts. The goal of the Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative is to increase the number of households being rapidly re-housed and shorten the amount of time households remain homeless. Learning Collaboratives last a year or more, involve at least two in-person meetings, and in-depth technical assistance for participating organizations.
  • Rapid Re-housing System Design Technical Assistance provides remote technical assistance to help implement rapid re-housing aligned with recommended practice in a standardized way across a community.

Topic: Emergency Shelter and the Critical Role in the Crisis Response System

  • The Keys to Effective Low-Barrier and Housing-focused Emergency Shelter Workshop emphasizes that emergency shelters play a critical role in reducing the length of time households experience homelessness, as well as how many return to housing. This training focuses on how emergency shelters can align with a Housing First approach, as well as focus on helping clients exit back to housing more quickly. Participants will understand that five key elements of emergency shelter:
    • Housing First approach;
    • Diversion;
    • Immediate and low-barrier access to shelter;
    • Housing-focused services, rapid exits services; and
    • Measuring outcomes to improve performance.

If one of the above options does not fit your community’s needs, please contact us and we can work with you to find a solution to your technical assistance and training needs.

Contact Us for more information about our offerings or to schedule a training engagement.