Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

When a disaster strikes, our health care, human services, homelessness, and affordable housing systems are challenged to ensure that vulnerable populations maintain their health, safety, housing, employment, and other needed supports. The unique needs of these populations require the involvement of multiple disciplines at all levels.

Mural painted on the wall of a burned out building in Butte County, CA after the Paradise fire. The mural shows the face of a young person with closed eyes.

TAC’s subject matter experts have worked within and on behalf of these systems at the federal, state, and local levels through many different crises including COVID-19, hurricanes, wildland fires, earthquakes, and the H1N1 pandemic.

Areas of Expertise

  • Partnerships among federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Preparedness planning for homelessness and disability service providers, public health agencies, first responders, and government agencies
  • Federal, state, local, and other funding source coordination
  • Federal resources such as Emergency Shelter Grants, Community Development Block Grants, Housing Choice Vouchers, and Mainstream voucher funding
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 1135 and 1115 emergency waiver applications
  • Community meeting facilitation with stakeholders and government officials
Group 4