National Coalition for the Homeless

Our Mission is to end homelessness. Toward this end, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing. We focus our work in the following 4 areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.

NCH staff provide information to thousands of people each year, including practitioners, community groups, researchers, government staff, the general public, and the media. We publish reports and fact sheets, field many calls, and speak at conferences and workshops around the country. NCH maintains an extensive and constantly growing database on research, and responds to numerous inquiries.

Since NCH provided leadership in the successful effort to pass the Stewart B. McKinney Homelessness Assistance Act in 1987, we have continued to monitor the reauthorization and appropriations process. Over the years, we've helped ensure that billions of dollars have been made available for McKinney programs such as emergency shelter grants, health care for the homeless, and education for homeless children. NCH has worked for services and legislation in many areas, as information in every issue of our newsletter, Safety Network shows.

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