The Cloudburst Group is seeking consultants with lived experience of homelessness to participate in the creation of a training webinar and monthly action series for Continuums of Care around authentic engagement.

The goal of the project is to work with Region 3 Continuums of Care (CoCs) to meet the basic U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC Program Interim Rule requirement of having at least one person that is actively engaged in CoC planning and decision making, while being compensated for their time.

Consultant Tasks

  • Participate in weekly planning meetings with the team
  • Actively participate in content development for the monthly series
  • Create materials, slide shows, handouts, poll questions, surveys, and additional materials agreed upon by the planning team
  • Prepare and present on topics on webinar and monthly workshop series

Desired Consultant criteria include individuals with:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Currently receive (or have previously received) federal housing assistance
  • Lived experience of homelessness
  • Access to a computer, stable internet that can run Zoom calls or other meeting platforms, and must have regular access to a telephone
  • Available to work as a consultant approximately 5 hours per week, including weekly team meetings on Wednesdays at 1pm ET/10am PT

This is a consultant and not a staff position and will be paid an hourly rate which should include all costs necessary to participate in the work.  

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in consulting with Cloudburst, please respond to this Request for Qualifications by sending an email to [email protected] with the following information:

1. A paragraph that includes a brief biography detailing your experience.

2. Your Availability – average # of hours you could be available per month.

3. Your proposed hourly consulting rate for 2023, 2024, and 2025.

4. Your resume. If you do not have a resume available, please click here to prepare one.

Please email [email protected] or call 301-412-9229 if you have any questions.

Note: All respondents should be able to work as an individual consultant outside of their regular employment arrangement. Verification may be requested.