Marie Herb (she, her, hers) has over 30 years of experience working with systems and communities to solve the housing needs of homeless individuals and families and other vulnerable populations. She is an expert in using federal, state, and local affordable and special needs housing programs to address these issues, and is nationally recognized for her expertise regarding U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program. Ms. Herb has worked with numerous states and communities, facilitating long-range strategic planning and partnerships to create systemic approaches to expand permanent supportive housing; adopt plans to end homelessness and chronic homelessness; develop effective homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing approaches; and more effectively allocate and use resources. In the past year, Ms. Herb has worked closely with communities to plan for their response to COVID-19, including how to expand rapid rehousing, braid funding resources to create a comprehensive approach, and use data to address racial equity disparities.
In addition to serving as TAC’s Managing Director, with oversight responsibility for overall office management, personnel, and human resources, Ms. Herb has led TAC’s technical assistance efforts funded by HUD including successful interventions in more than 22 states in partnership with HUD headquarters and 15 HUD field offices across the country. She has conducted community and provider needs assessments, developed customized tools and training curricula, and delivered direct technical assistance. Ms. Herb has facilitated over 100 training workshops for housing and service providers, public housing agencies, and state and local governments on topics related to homelessness, permanent supportive housing, linking mainstream housing and services resources, grant administration, reporting, and financial management.
Prior to joining TAC, Ms. Herb was the executive director of the AIDS Housing Corporation where she assisted nonprofit organizations in developing and operating housing programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS and others experiencing homelessness, and advised local communities on developing their overall Continuum of Care strategies.