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  • Title: TAC .::. Home
    Descriptive info: .. Training Registration.. Join Email List.. POLICY LEADERSHIP.. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & CONSULTATION.. KNOWLEDGE & RESOURCES.. ABOUT TAC.. Overview.. Policy Advocacy.. State Local Systems Design.. Current Priorities.. Our Policy Focus.. TAC provides policy and advocacy leadership on affordable and permanent supportive housing and health and human services issues affecting very low-income people with disabilities and people who are homeless.. TAC Services.. Strategic Planning.. Policy & Systems Design.. Financing & Reimbursement Strategies.. Program Development & Implementation.. Evaluation & Quality Improvement.. Customized TA & Training.. Knowledge Areas.. Permanent Supportive Housing.. Mental Health & Substance Use.. Community Integration.. Health Reform.. Children's Services.. Medicaid.. Homelessness.. Affordable Housing.. Managed Care Practice.. Veterans Issues.. Recent Clients & Projects.. Melville Charitable Trust.. U.. S.. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).. Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.. Iowa Department of Human Services.. Topics.. Browse to learn more about these topics.. Veterans.. Vouchers Database.. Using all available federal data, TAC has developed a comprehensive database of vouchers targeted to people with disabilities and other special needs.. ** All States **.. Alabama.. Alaska.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. TAC Publications.. Search our collection of issue papers, briefs, reports, manuals, and guides.. select a category..  ...   Regional Meetings.. News & Updates.. 1/22/13: U.. Conference of Mayors Releases Annual Hunger & Homelessness Report.. 1/17/13: CMS Issues Guidance on Parity and Medicaid.. 1/15/13: CMS Releases Guidance on Health Homes.. 1/14/13: CMS Announces Part 2 Rule for Medicaid Expansion.. More News.. For more than 13 years, TAC has provided HUD-funded technical assistance (TA) to Continuum of Care (CoC) homeless systems (i.. e.. nonprofit organizations, local and state government agencies, homeless advocacy groups) to improve their planning, programming and HUD resource management.. TAC has also been a highly regarded HUD National TA provider, directly managing four national TA grants and partnering on four other HUD TA grants.. More Projects.. >.. Interactive Tools.. Priced Out Findings.. Priced Out is a study of the housing affordability crisis facing people with disabilities.. Search to find your community and see how it compares.. Resource Center on Supportive Housing.. A web resource to expand integrated supportive housing approaches for people with disabilities.. Visit the Resource Center now.. Vouchers for People with Disabilities.. TAC has developed a comprehensive database of vouchers targeted to people with disabilities and other special needs.. Learn about these vouchers in your community.. Policy Leadership.. TA & Consultation.. Recent Clients Projects.. Resources.. Publications.. News Updates.. About TAC.. Technical Assistance Collaborative.. 31 St James Avenue.. Suite 710.. Boston, MA 02116.. 617.. 266.. 5657.. Web development by MTC.. Contact TAC:.. 31 St James Avenue, Suite 710.. 5657.. Name: *.. Organization:.. Email Address: *.. Phone Number:.. Message: *.. Join Our Email List.. Name (First/Last):.. Email Address:.. Zip Code:..

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  • Title: Technical Assistance Collaborative
    Descriptive info: TRAINING REGISTRATION.. Click on the course name for full information and registration instructions.. Course Title.. Schedule.. SSVF Regional Meeting 2012-2013.. Jan 30 @ 9:30AM (Tacoma, WA).. Feb 07 @ 9:30AM (Denver, CO)..

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  • Title: TAC .::. Policy Leadership
    Descriptive info: Our Services.. TAC provides expert technical assistance and consultation on housing and human services systems policy and program development, design, financing, implementation, evaluation, and quality improvement.. Learn more about our.. services.. ,.. knowledge areas.. and recent.. clients and projects.. Home.. TAC provides.. policy and advocacy.. leadership on affordable and permanent supportive housing and health  ...   who are homeless.. These activities include engagement and collaboration with federal, state, and local government officials, as well as providing.. technical assistance and consultation to states and localities.. on best practice affordable housing and service system approaches and strategies.. TAC also tracks.. federal legislation and appropriations and the implementation.. of relevant homeless and disability policy..

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  • Title: TAC .::. Policy & Advocacy
    Descriptive info: POLICY & ADVOCACY.. TAC advocates for federal policy and funding priorities that maximize community living opportunities for people with disabilities and help end homelessness.. TAC, in parternship with the.. Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force.. (CCD), led the successful effort to enact the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act, inaugurating a new and highly cost-effective federal approach to expand integrated permanent supportive housing opportunities.. Using the U.. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).. Section 811 Program.. as a platform, the Melville Act has quadrupled supportive housing production by incentivizing new partnerships between state housing and health and human services/Medicaid agencies.. TAC's.. provides up to the minute information  ...   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) - on policy and financing initiatives that assist people with disabilities who are homeless or living in restrictive settings.. TAC also supports the collaborative efforts of HUD and HHS to improve the alignment of Medicaid, SAMHSA, and other HHS funding streams with affordable housing programs - including provision of technical support to the U.. Interagency Council on Homelessness on implementation of their.. ".. Opening Doors.. " Strategic Plan.. goals on integrating housing and healthcare - and with state implementation of the.. Affordable Care Act (ACA)..

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  • Title: TAC .::. State & Local Systems Design
    Descriptive info: STATE & LOCAL SYSTEMS DESIGN.. TAC assists states and localities to design, implement, and evaluate strategies to increase access to integrated affordable housing, decrease homelessness, reduce reliance on institutional and restrictive settings, and promote effective affordable housing and community-based service system design.. Mental Health Substance Use Systems.. TAC supports and assists public managers and purchasers to successfully plan and implement the design, financing, and management of evidence-based and best practice mental health and substance use services that promote community living and person-centered recovery.. TAC also develops guidance and strategic planning for national and state mental health and substance use system advocacy and trade groups on federal policies related to community integration, health reform, and integrated care.. Learn more.. TAC is a national leader in assisting states to develop  ...   increase integrated permanent supportive housing opportunities financed with mainstream affordable housing and service system resources.. TAC provides analysis, planning, and technical assistance to states, service providers, and advocacy groups on opportunities and challenges within the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including changes in Medicaid eligibility rules, the creation of health homes, the integration of health and behavioral health, and rebalancing and controlling long-term care costs.. TAC also provides information and analysis on emerging issues and opportunities related to the implementation of health reform, including presentations at national conferences, trainings, and the development and publication of policy briefs.. TAC is a nationally recognized leader in helping state and local systems with the planning, design, financing, and administration of programs to effectively prevent and end homelessness among individuals and families, including veterans..

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  • Title: TAC .::. Current Priorities
    Descriptive info: CURRENT PRIORITIES.. HEARTH Act Implementation.. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009, enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates HUD's competitive homelessness assistance grant programs and names this merger, the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.. The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program interim rule was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2012 and became effective August 30, 2012.. Learn More.. HUD Section 811 Program Update.. On May 15, 2012, HUD released its FY 2012 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Rental Assistance Demonstration (PRA Demo) Program NOFA.. The PRA Demo NOFA announced the availability for the first time of $85 million in Section 811 PRA Demo funding to identify, stimulate, and support innovative state-level partnerships and strategies that will increase permanent supportive housing opportunities.. Two-thirds of the states.. applied for this first Section 811 PRA Demo NOFA.. Applications were due August  ...   tax penalty on those who choose not to comply with the requirement to maintain minimum essential health insurance coverage.. On the question of the Medicaid expansion, the court decided that Congress cannot take away all federal funding for states that elect not to expand their program.. In other words, states that want to move forward with expanding their Medicaid program can and receive federal funding in order to do so, but if a state does not want to expand, they cannot lose their federal funding for their entire program.. Federal Budget - Fiscal Year 2013.. The House and Senate have not completed the FY13 budget process.. In order to pevent disruption in government, the House and Senate agreed on a six month 'continuing resolution' (CR), which will keep the FY12 federal funding levels in place through March 2013.. Under the CR, the Section 811 program is funded at $165 million through March 2013..

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  • Title: TAC .::. Technical Assistance & Consultation
    Descriptive info: Our Approach.. Rather than a "one size fits all" approach, TAC's services are grounded in the context of each client's unique infrastructure, financial resources, and political environment.. Services can be tailored to range from focused solutions in one particular area of need or more comprehensively in multiple areas of need.. Technical Assistance Consultation.. TAC provides expert technical assistance (TA) and consultation for  ...   and human services systems policy and program development, design, financing, implementation, evaluation, and quality improvement.. TAC has responded to requests from hundreds of public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and others across the nation to help them improve the lives of vulnerable populations.. TAC applies its TA and consultation.. across several critical.. that impact our.. clients.. as well as the priority populations they serve..

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  • Title: TAC .::. TAC Services
    Descriptive info: TAC SERVICES.. Needs assessment and strategic planning to align policies and resources with best practices and federal policy and funding priorities.. Policy Systems Design.. Development of appropriate statutory, regulatory, and financing approaches to foster best practices and high quality, cost-effective systems of care.. Financing Reimbursement Strategies.. Design and implementation of reimbursement mechanisms that incentivize conversion of traditional  ...   implementation of evidence-based and best practice housing and service program delivery strategies.. Evaluation Quality Improvement.. Design of outcome and performance measurement strategies and continuous quality improvement systems.. Customized TA Training.. Technical assistance and training customized to meet the unique needs of federal agencies and other clients regarding housing and health and human services policy, programs, and financing..

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  • Title: TAC .::. Strategic Planning
    Descriptive info: STRATEGIC PLANNING.. Featured Work.. Allegheny, PA Office of Behavioral Health.. District of Columbia Department of Mental Health.. Illinois Department of Mental Health.. Washington County, OR Housing Authority.. TAC assists housing and human services organizations with needs assessment and strategic planning to align policies and resources with best practices and funding priorities.. Types of assistance TAC offers include:.. Conducting environmental scans to assess housing and/or community support services inventory, practices, and needs.. Engaging and facilitating input from key stakeholders and partners  ...   steps to systemically increase the availability of best practice housing and service models, leverage resources in a more effective manner, and ensure that the most vulnerable people gain access to these resources.. Drafting strategic action plans to expand affordable and permanent supportive housing, implement evidence-based and best practice services and systems of care, prevent and end homelessness, and more effectively use affordable housing and service system resources.. Providing technical assistance, guidance, and expertise to support implementation of strategic plan recommendations..

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  • Title: TAC .::. Policy & Systems Design
    Descriptive info: POLICY & SYSTEMS DESIGN.. Minnesota Department of Human Services.. New Mexico Human Services Department.. TAC helps federal, state, and local government develop appropriate statutory, regulatory, and financing approaches to foster best practices and high quality, cost-effective systems of care to meet the needs of vulnerable populations.. Conducting assessments of housing and human services system policies, resources, and practices via qualitative and quantitative data obtained from key informants and relevant data systems.. Identifying systems needs, gaps, and challenges, as well as opportunities for leveraging resources to  ...   practices in behavioral health, health care, and affordable and permanent supportive housing policy and practice.. Working with high-level policymakers and other leadership to examine fiscal and policy issues to support systems transformation and improvement.. Developing policy documents and financing proposals, including Medicaid waivers and state plan amendments, to support policy and practice improvements.. Identifying and recommending strategies to facilitate implementation of systems changes.. Providing implementation support through the development of procurement processes and requests for proposals, and the provision of direct technical assistance and training..

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  • Title: TAC .::. Financing & Reimbursement Strategies
    Descriptive info: FINANCING & REIMBURSEMENT STRATEGIES.. Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.. Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services.. TAC assists public purchasers in designing and implementing reimbursement mechanisms that provide incentives for conversion of traditional services models to evidence-based and best practices and the attainment of positive outcomes for priority populations.. Designing effective prudent purchasing and performance contracting systems for purchasers geared toward quality, cost efficiency and best practice among service providers.. Assisting with the design and implementation of best practice housing and service models that facilitate movement of people  ...   redirection of funds from deep end placements or services to more cost-efficient community-based approaches.. Helping states and counties to develop appropriate statutory, regulatory, and financing approaches that redirect resources away from underperforming services to those known to produce positive outcomes.. Designing strategies to blend or braid dollars across multiple funding streams to minimize fragmentation and maximize efficiency.. Designing innovative financing models such as system-wide purchasing collaboratives in which public payers collaborate in specifying and purchasing best practice behavioral health services in a consistent and seamless manner for defined priority service populations..

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