By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO

Homelessness in the United States is on the rise due to a dire shortage of affordable housing options. As a result, child welfare professionals are all too often in the impossible position of separating families for lack of adequate housing. In 2019 alone, more than 28,000 children across the country were placed in foster care. This number is far too high and, yet, it is expected to continue to increase. 

For eight decades now, the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) has been at the forefront of providing housing for nearly 27,000 low-income households in the city of Atlanta. They are working to make sure all residents have equal access to safe and affordable housing and, as a result, keeping families together who may otherwise be torn apart by homelessness.  

In 2023, TAG is honored to partner with AHA to support their overall mission. As such, this year’s TAG-Ed Pathways to Leadership cohort, along with TAG’s Data Science & Analytics society’s FOR GOOD initiative, will collaborate to leverage the power of data and technology for good.  

This project, which will begin in February and will be completed by August of this year, will focus on four distinct areas: creative technology, strategy, information management and marketing.  In particular, the cohort will leverage technology to track units’ availability, support inventory management and promote resident engagement, among a long list of objectives. 

If you would like to work with the Atlanta Housing Authority and participate in the FOR GOOD initiative, please express your interest here.