Meeting Local Homeless System Needs during COVID-19

TAC has helped communities address new challenges caused by the pandemic in sheltering, housing, and supporting the service needs of very low-income people with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.

  • In 2020, a team of TAC consultants provided coaching for cities and states that faced key challenges to utilize Emergency Solutions Grant program funds made available by the 2020 CARES Act.
  • TAC consultants staff eight regional teams that are points of contact for Continuums of Care, with two TAC staff members serving as Regional Team Coordinators and three others providing COVID-specific coaching.
  • To help HUD reach local homeless system providers, TAC produced brief guidance documents on many topics, including Coordinating with Public Health for Safe Transitions into Housing; What to Expect from Remote Case Management; and Inspired Ideas for Addressing Loneliness.
  • TAC helped Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grantees plan for maximally effective use of CARES Act funds, including through creatively combining these funds with other community resources such as Ryan White program monies. TAC consultants have also developed webinars, toolkits, and other resources to support HOPWA grantees in serving people with HIV/AIDS who face an additional risk from COVID-19.
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