About The Consortium

The federal Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium (the Consortium) is an innovative, collaborative approach to providing training, technical assistance, and resource development at the critical intersection of domestic violence, homelessness, and housing.

Funded and supported by an unprecedented partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, and Department of Housing and Urban Development, this multi-year Consortium brings together national, state, and local organizations with deep expertise on housing and domestic violence in order to collaboratively build and strengthen technical assistance to both housing/homelessness providers and domestic violence service providers. The Consortium aims to improve policies, identify promising practices, and strengthen collaborations necessary to improve housing options for survivors of domestic violence and their children in order to enhance safety, stability, and well-being.

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The Consortium Technical Assistance team members work to increase the capacity of advocates and programs to address domestic and/or sexual violence and homelessness as well as support policy solutions that meet the needs of those impacted. The Consortium TA Team works collaboratively to respond to requests from the field. 

Collaborative Solutions, Inc.

About Collaborative Solutions, Inc.

Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (CSI) specializes in community and organizational development strategies to improve the lives of low-income persons with special needs. CSI offers technical assistance, organizational capacity development, leadership development, community organization, local and statewide advocacy for special needs populations, and research and evaluation services to communities and organizations. CSI focuses on a variety of special needs issues, including HIV/AIDS, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, employment, and housing.

To learn more, visit http://www.collaborative-solutions.net.

Safe Housing Alliance

About the Safe Housing Alliance

SHA’s mission is to ensure that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have a full range of safe housing options, through improved access, increased resources, and innovative solutions, ultimately catalyzing a safe housing movement. SHA’s vision is to create a world where safe housing and racial justice are human rights shared by everyone.

To learn more, visit https://www.safehousingta.org

National Network to End Domestic Violence

About the National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. With specific regard to housing, NNEDV works with national and federal agency partners to increase awareness about the dynamics of domestic violence and victim's housing needs, to improve access for victims and systems’ responses. NNEDV provides in-depth technical assistance and training to government entities and non-profit organizations. Additionally, NNEDV closely monitors and affects legislative initiatives and federal housing policies that impact victims of domestic violence, including the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the HEARTH Act.

To learn more, visit http://nnedv.org.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

About the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) works to strengthen and transform efforts to end domestic violence. NRCDV is a trusted national leader, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates. Through its many key initiatives, NRCDV works collaboratively to improve community response to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence. Its comprehensive technical assistance, training and resource development are just a few examples of the many ways in which NRCDV broadly serves those dedicated to ending domestic violence in relationships and communities.

To learn more, visit http://www.nrcdv.org.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

About the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond to sexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals, communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with the media to promote informed reporting. Every April, NSVRC leads Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a campaign to educate and engage the public in addressing this widespread issue. NSVRC is also one of the three founding organizations of RALIANCE, a national, collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation.

To learn more, visit https://www.nsvrc.org.

STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center

About the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center

The STTARS (Safety, Training, Technical Assistance and Resource Support) Indigenous Safe Housing Center works to ensure safety and belonging through Indigenous lifeways and dismantling systemic and enduring barriers that impact housing access for survivors. STTARS elevates culturally-rooted resources, practices, policies, and centering survivors with lived experience for real social change. Their work across the housing spectrum prioritizes the needs of all including youth, elders, Natives with disabilities, Two-spirit relatives, and other intersectional identities. This is done by centering Indigeneity, acknowledging our relationship with Earth Mother, building on each other's gifts, resisting oppression and erasure, and acting upon the prayers of our ancestors to honor diversity, and create belonging. 

To learn more, visit https://www.niwrc.org/housing