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. Marie 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 re-housing approaches, and more effectively allocate and use resources.
In addition to serving as TAC’s Managing Director, with oversight responsibility for overall office management, personnel, and human resources, Marie has led TAC’s technical assistance efforts funded by HUD including successful interventions in more than 21 states in partnership with HUD headquarters and 15 HUD field offices across the country. In addition to conducting community and provider needs assessments, developing customized tools and training curricula, and delivering direct technical assistance, Marie 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, Marie 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.