Supporting the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force

Through a grant from the Melville Charitable Trust, TAC has provided policy and technical support to the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a Washington, DC-based affiliation of national disability organizations; CCD’s sole focus is expanding the supply of affordable and supportive housing opportunities for very low-income people with disabilities. This successful TAC-CCD partnership – which includes the National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Arc of the United States, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the National Council of Independent Living Centers, and many other disability groups – has produced more than 100,000 decent, safe, and affordable rental housing opportunities and has doubled the number of households with disabilities that now receiving assistance through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. TAC’s activities with CCD have included tracking and influencing HUD budget and legislative policies; developing legislative proposals, including innovative reforms to the HUD Section 811 program enacted in 2010; advocacy with numerous federal agencies on important housing-related programs and policies; and technical support to federal officials on successful ‘best practice’ affordable and supportive housing policies. Through webinars and conference presentations, TAC has also provided housing-related technical assistance to state and local affiliates of CCD member organizations.

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