Since the Melville Act of 2010, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded over $300 million in Section 811 PRA funds to 30 state housing agencies, supporting them to set aside units in affordable housing projects and to partner with state Medicaid and health and human services agencies on the development of integrated housing for people with significant disabilities.
Under contract with HUD’s Office of Housing, TAC has helped these states to identify needs, and has develop individualized technical assistance plans matched to each state’s unique circumstances. Our assistance has included individual staff training, group in-person and remote training, peer-to-peer support opportunities, and the development of tools for program implementation and performance evaluation. TAC helps state housing, human services, and Medicaid agencies to clarify roles and establish effective working relationships in order to ensure the synchronization of housing and services for the target populations.
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