Our Mission

The Technical Assistance Collaborative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping our nation’s human services, health care, homelessness, and affordable housing systems implement policies and practices that empower people to live healthy, independent lives in the communities they choose.

This commitment requires that we work to advance racial and social justice by embodying racial justice principles, centering lived expertise in implementing our technical assistance strategies, and dismantling oppression both within and beyond TAC. Learn more by reading our Racial Equity Statement.

Focus Areas

With TAC’s assistance, progress toward preventing and ending homelessness is achieved through the strategic use of resources and Housing First strategies.

TAC helps states and communities develop policies and financing to increase the supply of rental housing that meets the needs of extremely low-income people with disabilities.

TAC helps organizations and agencies to align systems, leverage resources, and deliver the effective care and services that people with mental illness and substance use disorders need to thrive.

TAC helps states comply with Olmstead law and federal standards by increasing the supportive housing supply, identifying funding sources, and improving access to community-based services.

TAC is skilled at leveraging Medicaid to promote access to services that can help people with disabilities, youth in foster care, and people experiencing homelessness to live at home and in the community.

TAC shares proven equity innovations — including strategies to incorporate lived expertise — with policymakers working to eliminate racial, ethnic, and social disparities.

Featured Resource

Vouchers Database

TAC maintains a comprehensive database of Housing Choice Vouchers targeted to people with disabilities and other special needs. This database is updated each time the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces new funding awards.

Recently Published

  • Priced Out: The Affordable Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities in 2024

    Affordable Housing | Olmstead & Community Integration | Blog Post | January 2024

    Too many people with disabilities live in psychiatric hospitals and nursing homes due only to the lack of affordable housing in their communities. Policymakers must use available data and evidence-based practices to advance solutions.

  • Transforming the Role of Opioid Treatment Programs

    Issue Brief | Publication | September 2023

    Recommendations on re-envisioning the SUD treatment system to encompass patient-centered access to methadone treatment, along with a full array of recovery supports.

  • Systems Alignment Data Sources Directory

    Fact Sheet | Publication | August 2023

    A directory of online data sources relevant to a broad range of research and service improvement efforts by community-based and BIPOC-serving organizations.