OFA Webinar: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships and Funding to Address Housing Stability Needs of TANF Recipients and Families with Low Incomes

Building strong and sustainable partnerships can equip TANF agencies to better refer participants experiencing housing instability to services and supports. The Administration for Children and Families and the U.S. Department of the Treasury hosted a webinar on April 20, 2022 to highlight contemporary housing challenges impacting families with low incomes, provide background information on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) and TANF program, and discuss how TANF programs and ERA grantees can build and sustain partnerships to expand housing services. Presenters provided: an overview of the ERA funding stream and TANF program, principles for partnership for TANF and ERA stakeholders to build partnerships to improve housing stability, and an example of community activities used to build and sustain partnerships.

Webinar speakers included: Nicholas Feucht, Real Estate and Housing Coordinator, Chesterfield County (VA) Department of Community Enhancement; Rachel Gwilliam, Program Specialist, Division of State TANF Policy, Office of Family Assistance; Sharon McDonald, Senior Fellow for Families and Children, National Alliance to End Homelessness; Cindy Moussavou, Program Director, Housing Families First; Gina Rendina, Policy Advisor, Emergency Housing Team, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Raessa Singh, Senior Advisor, Administration for Children and Families; and Vivian Turner, Assistant Director, Workforce, Child Care and Strategic Partnerships, Franklin County (OH) Department of Job and Family Services.

Record Type: 
Webinar / Webcast
Publication Date: 
April, 2022
April 20, 2022
Webinar Date: 
April 20, 2022
  • Supportive Services
    • Housing Assistance
  • Special Populations
    • Homeless Families
  • TANF Program Administration