Housing Associate

Job Type
Programmatic/Project Management
Technical Assistance Collaborative
Contact Name
Mayra Pabon
Contact Email

15 Court Sq Fl 11
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

Associate TAC Housing Practice

About TAC

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) is a national organization that drives policy and systems solutions for the human services, health care, homelessness, and affordable housing challenges facing our country. Since 1992, TAC’s core mission has been to achieve sustainable public sector systems change through the development and implementation of evidence-based and promising approaches, and by addressing disparities, in behavioral health, human services, and affordable and permanent supportive housing. For 25 years, TAC has provided policy leadership, technical assistance, and consultation to federal, state, and local government agencies and national policy, advocacy, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations.

The TAC staff brings together extensive public and nonprofit sector expertise in permanent supportive housing, affordable housing finance, HUD Continuum of Care homeless programs and Continuum of Care planning, public behavioral health policy and systems, and Medicaid. TAC staff include people with prior government experience, direct services work with consumers of housing and services, people with disabilities and people with lived homeless experience. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, team members traveled regularly to accomplish project outcomes and achieve client objectives and travel is anticipated again once TAC leadership has determined that it can be done safely. .

TAC is seeking highly skilled and experienced professionals to join our team of nationally recognized technical assistance and training consultants in our Housing Group. TAC staff are professional, innovative, creative, flexible, committed to equity, and able to work with a broad range of clients and stakeholders. TAC staff approach each initiative with an open mind and fresh ideas — interested in contributing and in solving problems. A sense of humor, flexibility, and interest in learning are also key attributes. TAC’s work is improved by the diversity of its staff and we continuously seek to increase this diversity.

The ideal candidate(s) will have significant knowledge of evidence-based practices and programs in preventing and ending homelessness, with at least five years of direct successful experience in several of TAC’s core focus areas. A candidate’s experience may include work in comparable fields or their own lived experience. Competitive candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to the permanent supportive housing approach and the rights of individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community.




  • Provide comprehensive guidance to Continuums of Care and community homeless crisis response systems as they develop strategic plans to prevent and end homelessness; develop, implement and evaluate coordinated entry systems; utilize and analyze data to inform effective resource allocation and reorganize governance to facilitate strategic action planning; system mapping (both resources and process flow); and address disparities in their systems of care.
  • Assist our public and private clients in making program and systems changes to improve the housing opportunities for people experiencing a housing crisis including continuing support regarding their COVID-19 response.
  • Provide expertise and strong, knowledge-based leadership to homeless crisis response systems by implementing innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Develop curricula to support the advancement of knowledge and skills of agencies administering federal and state programs.
  • Facilitate in-person and online trainings as well as communities of practice with practitioners.
  • Develop strategic plans incorporating stakeholder input, data and research, and best practices to support the adoption of innovative strategies and programs.
  • Work collaboratively with other TAC staff and staff from other agencies to provide comprehensive, client-focused consulting services.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to federal and state agencies on key areas of focus including local funding and allocation of resources and activities.


Required Qualifications

  • Strong experience working with/for Continuums of Care on planning and programming including coordinated entry, governance, strategic planning, and system mapping.
  • Deep program knowledge of HUD’s homeless assistance programs including the Continuum of Care Program, Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant Program.
  • Proven community planning experience related to new program initiatives including Housing First, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, and diversion.
  • Understanding of creative strategies to address the housing and service needs of specific subpopulations of people experiencing homelessness, including young adults.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and effectively interact with people across various cultures


Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • A keen ability to work with diverse stakeholders to forge partnerships and programming innovations.
  • Demonstrated project management experience with proven leadership and organizational skills and the ability to lead project teams, develop and manage project budgets, and meet deadlines.
  • An ability to work with colleagues and external audiences and partners in the areas of public policy, systems change, housing development/operations, and/or the delivery of supportive services.
  • An ability to work well independently and within a multi-disciplinary team environment, manage multiple projects and priorities, and work cooperatively to meet internal and external requests.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand, work with and interpret data; comfortable using Excel.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to take initiative and pursue goals with minimal supervision.
  • Willing and able to travel post-Covid. Travel schedule will vary based on assignments.
  • Disaster recovery planning and implementation experience a plus.
  • Experience with Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) a plus.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience; five preferred. Advanced degree encouraged. Additional work or lived experience may substitute for either the Bachelor’s or advanced degree and work experience.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.


To Apply

Travel is required for this full-time position. Preference will be shown for candidates who can work out of TAC’s Boston office post-Covid; TAC may support some relocation expenses if relocating from out of state. However, TAC will consider employing qualified candidates who live in another location and can perform the work. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. TAC provides a welcoming work environment, offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Frequently cited statistics show that underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. TAC encourages you to break that statistic and apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.


Job Type: Full-time

Equity and Inclusion Statement

TAC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Please go to TAC’s Racial Equity Statement to see TAC’s demonstrated commitment.        






Application Instruction

Send résumé, letter of interest, and three references to Mayra Pabon at mpabon@tacinc.org. No calls please.