Gina Schaak has over 20 years’ experience helping local government, communities, and nonprofit housing and service agencies to navigate federal, state, and local programs in order to access and create permanent supportive housing; and to improve, expand, and evaluate local homeless crisis response systems. Ms. Schaak has handled project management on several statewide contracts at TAC, as well as working directly with local communities on a myriad of capacity-building activities including strategic planning, coordinated entry evaluation, systems mapping, and program design. In addition to being a skilled TA and training provider with extensive experience providing consultation to units of local government and Continuums of Care, Ms. Schaak serves as TAC’s national policy researcher and public liaison. In this role, she tracks federal congressional activity related to relevant homeless and housing legislation, and disseminates information to the public.
Prior to joining TAC, Ms. Schaak worked for the Boston (MA) Department of Neighborhood Development managing multiple federal homeless and permanent supportive housing programs.