HOPWA Spotlight

New CPD Income Eligibility Calculator

HUD launched the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator, a new tool to help CPD grantees, including HOPWA grantees, to determine income eligibility and assistance amounts for beneficiaries of CPD programs. For more information about the tool, visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

HOPWA National Technical Assistance

This page provides an overview of important information related to HOPWA National Technical Assistance.

HOPWA Ask a Question
HOPWA Performance Reporting
HOPWA Headquarters Desk Officers


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 Ask a Question

HOPWA program and policy-related questions should be submitted online via HOPWA Ask a Question on the OneCPD Resource Exchange. 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.

HOPWA Performance Reporting

As part of new technical assistance for HOPWA grantees, beginning on January 1, 2022 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). These efforts will be coupled with related performance reporting technical assistance (TA) services provided from Collaborative Solutions Inc. (CSI), specifically related to the use of IDIS.

To learn more, read the HOPWA Announcement of New Technical Assistance Support Partners on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

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
(240) 582-3613 (office)
(301) 918-4900 (fax)

Jonathan Sherwood, Manager
Cloudburst Group
(978) 792-5650 (office)
(301) 918-4900 (fax)
Amy Richter Griffin, Manager
Collaborative Solutions, Inc.
(202) 402-3563 (office)
(703) 859-6578 (cell)

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

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

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
Albuquerque, Anchorage, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Omaha, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis
Lauren Deigh Phone: (202) 402-2197
Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Columbus, Fort Worth, Hartford, Indianapolis, Manchester, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
Amy Palilonis Phone: (202) 402-5916
Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Miami, Newark, New Orleans, Richmond, San Antonio, San Juan

National TA Products
Phillip Pless Phone: (202) 402-5767
Atlanta, Birmingham, Columbia, Denver, Detroit, Greensboro, Jackson, Knoxville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, Washington, DC

National Performance Reporting and Data Evaluation

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