The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) has launched a new web site--the TAC Resource Center on Supportive Housing. The goal of the TAC Resource Center is to expand new and innovative supportive housing approaches and modelsthat link affordable and accessible permanent housing resources with community-based supports and services for people with significant and long-term disabilities.
This site highlights the new integrated supportive housing approach recently authorized by Congress within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program. Through a structured state-level partnership linking affordable housing with voluntary community-based services and supports, the Section 811 program now offers people with disabilities the opportunity to live in high quality rental housing alongside other tenants who do not have disabilities.
As HUD makes these Section 811 supportive housing innovations available to states for the first time during 2012, TAC's Resource Center on Supportive Housing will provide state-of-the-art information and technical assistance targeted to states and other supportive housing stakeholders as they face new challenges and opportunities to prevent and end institutionalization and homelessness among people with disabilities.
TAC's Resource Center will connect state housing agencies, state health and human service agencies, the disability community, housing developers and service providers to the information and technical assistance they need to implement these promising innovations in supportive housing, including successful models in states that have pioneered the integrated supportive housing approach. Over time, this site will also support the development and implementation of related policy and funding initiatives, including new opportunities within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to finance effective Medicaid service approaches for people with disabilities living in supportive housing.