National Policy & Advocacy
TAC advocates for federal policy and funding priorities that maximize community living opportunities for people with disabilities; promote evidence-based models of care integration and behavioral health financing; and help end homelessness.
- Together with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force, TAC spearheaded efforts to pass the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act, which has quadrupled supportive housing production and incentivized new partnerships between state housing and health and human services/Medicaid agencies.
- Through partnerships with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Office of the Assistance Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), TAC has supported the alignment of federal funding streams with affordable housing programs and with state implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
- TAC provided technical support to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness on implementation of its “Opening Doors” Strategic Plan goals on integrating housing and health care.