Ann O’Hara

Ann is the co-founder and former Associate Director of TAC. Ms. O’Hara is nationally known for her public policy work to expand affordable and permanent supportive housing opportunities for people with disabilities and for her expertise in housing programs for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. She has over 30 years of experience in federal, state, and local affordable housing policy and is an expert in the use of federal affordable and subsidized housing programs to meet the needs of vulnerable low-income populations. While at TAC, Ms. O’Hara worked with the Washington, D.C.-based Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force to successfully advocate for national housing policy initiatives and develop legislative proposals leading to the creation of more than 100,000 new subsidized housing opportunities for people with disabilities. She led a successful effort to modernize and reform the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program through enactment of the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010.