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Helping USAID Strengthen Property Rights for Millions Around the World

Strengthening land tenure and property rights (LTPR) is central to ending extreme poverty, reducing hunger, and promoting resilient societies. Cloudburst was recently awarded the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (STARR II) IDIQ, where we will continue to provide critical technical assistance to help USAID address LTPR challenges and secure the legitimate land rights for millions around the world.

2018-12-14T15:49:34+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Blog, Newsroom|

Helping the Homeless During an Epidemic

When a viral outbreak occurs, an area’s homeless population is often considered a lesser priority in containment strategies and community responses, if considered at all. In 2017, San Diego had the largest outbreak of hepatitis A in modern history. Cloudburst helped to identify the extent of the epidemic among the homeless population, then worked with the whole community to deploy a range of prevention strategies and contain the outbreak.

2018-11-29T16:28:39+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Blog, Newsroom|

Community-driven System Change Processes – 5 Ways to Get It Right

Cloudburst has carried out consulting engagements across the United States in communities that are grappling with decision-making and leadership. These projects are related to homelessness, and the mandated public/private partnerships known as Continuums of Care which are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Here are five important approaches we have used over the years to help communities chart their own productive course forward. 

2018-11-08T20:56:35+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Blog|

Growing our State & Local Portfolio

Since May of this year, Cloudburst has been expanding and diversifying our State and Local portfolio, both in wins to RFPs and through marketing via Cloudburst on Demand. We are celebrating new work in twelve different states and communities!

2018-11-06T21:03:48+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Press Releases|

Recent Cloudburst Wins

Cloudburst has a history of delivering quality in all our work, and it shows in recent large, multi-year contract wins. These new contracts result from successful recompetes of recently closed contracts, and diversifies our client lists while bringing on new partners and deepening our current ties with others.

2018-11-01T19:33:43+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Press Releases|

Helping Clients Make Evidence-based Decisions via Rigorous Evaluations

Cloudburst excels at conducting rigorous evaluations of interventions to help clients make more evidence-based decisions, and targeted and sustainable programming investments. One example was our work with USAID’s E3/Land and Urban Office to design and implement an impact evaluation of the Tenure and Global Climate Change project in Zambia. This project supported agroforestry extension services including establishing farmer groups trained in agroforestry and distributing seedlings, as well as land tenure interventions including boundary demarcation and land administration support.

2018-10-25T17:20:08+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Blog|

Addressing the Challenge of Unsheltered Homelessness

Unsheltered homelessness has been on the rise in the U.S. for the past few decades with recent dramatic increases in several large metropolitan areas. There are many causes that have sparked the growth of street dwelling, encampments, and people living in places not meant for human habitation. We have been at the forefront of identifying the crisis of unsheltered homelessness as well as helping to identify solutions.

2018-10-18T14:35:35+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Blog|

The Importance of Stakeholder Engagement Between the Public and Private Sectors

Engaging and collaborating with public and private sector stakeholders is a cornerstone of public health. Current public health and prevention topics and issues are complex and multi-faceted, and one agency, industry, or sector cannot solve these problems alone. Public health collaborations and partnerships leverage combined resources, expertise, and experience to achieve mutually desired goals that reach beyond the public sector.

2018-10-11T15:31:02+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Blog|

How do Continuums of Care (CoC) know if they are systemically ending homelessness?

To know if shifting processes for system wide uniform assessment of client need is appropriately resulting in sustainable housing placements, it is essential for communities to evaluate their coordinated entry systems. Understanding effectiveness of practices will help refine the response to homelessness, provide opportunities to continuously enhance access to housing, and plan for future housing needs.

2018-10-04T21:14:39+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Blog|

Improving Services and Partnerships in the Public Health Sector

Cloudburst’s Public Health team has been engaged in a range of partnerships with both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), assisting them with training and technical assistance; data collection; and monitoring and evaluation.

2018-10-04T17:45:40+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Blog|