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Community Compass icon

HUD’s Community Compass initiative funds technical assistance (TA) and capacity building activities for HUD’s customers, including grantees, public housing authorities, and tribes. Managed by the Office of Technical Assistance, Community Compass is an innovative, outcome-focused approach and a collaborative effort among HUD, its customers, and the organizations providing TA and capacity building on behalf of HUD.

Distressed Cities and Persistent Poverty Technical Assistance icon

The Distressed Cities and Persistent Poverty Technical Assistance (DCTA) program is designed to build capacity of local governments experiencing economic distress and assist local governments and their nonprofit partners in alleviating persistent poverty in specific areas (census tracts). Through DCTA, HUD provides technical assistance directly to entities serving smaller communities with populations under 50,000.

Thriving Communities Technical Assistance icon

HUD’s Thriving Communities Technical Assistance (TCTA) program will help local governments ensure housing needs are considered as part of their larger infrastructure investment plans while also supporting equitable development in disadvantaged communities. TCTA is designed to support the coordination and integration of transportation and housing in infrastructure planning and implementation.

Eligible TA Activities

  • Needs Assessments
  • Direct Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Engagements
  • Development of Products and Tools
  • Self-Directed and Group Learning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Data Reporting, Analysis, and Management
  • NAHASDA Allocation Formula Administration and Negotiated Rulemaking Support