The National Policy and
Advocacy Council on Homelessness is a grass roots anti-poverty
organization. Our mission is to ensure that national homelessness policy
accurately reflects the needs and experiences of local communities.
THE NPACH NETWORK
NAEHCY, The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
NAEHCY is a national grassroots membership association which serves
as the voice and the social conscience for the for the education of
children and youth in homeless situations. NAEHCY connects educators,
parents, advocates, researchers and service providers to ensure school
enrollment and attendance, and overall success for children and youth
whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent and
adequate housing. NAEHCY accomplishes these goals through advocacy,
partnerships and education.
The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP)
The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) serves as a regional
organizing and advocacy voice, ensuring that the needs of local
communities on the west coast reach national discussions on homelessness
Network, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, is a progressive
voice within the Catholic community calling for peace and economic
justice in our nation and the world.
NAFFE, The North American Alliance for Fair Employment
The North American Alliance for Fair Employment (NAFFE) is a network
of organizations concerned about the growth of contingent work—including
part-time jobs, temping, sub-contracting—and its impact on the well
being of all workers.
Housing Assistance Council
The mission of the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is to improve
housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest
of the poor in the most rural places. HAC offers services to public,
nonprofit, and private organizations throughout the rural United States.
HAC also maintains a special focus on high-need groups and regions:
Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, farmworkers, the Southwest border
colonias, and Appalachia.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the HCH
Clinicians' Network involve homeless service providers and their clients
in political action to reduce poverty and to prevent and end
homelessness. NHCH strives to accomplish these goals by informing public
policy makers, mainstream health care providers, and the general public
about the causes and consequences of homelessness in the United States,
and by working at the national, state, and local levels to redefine
public policy priorities
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the
United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN
General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable
towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the
Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul
Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other
Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206.
Cities Alliance, Cities Without Slums
The Cities Alliance was created to foster new tools, practical
approaches and knowledge sharing to promote local economic development
and a direct attack on urban poverty. Its activities support the
implementation of the Habitat Agenda.
Call To Renewal
Call to Renewal is a national network of churches, faith-based
organizations, and individuals working to overcome poverty in America.
National Alliance of HUD Tenants
Founded in 1991, NAHT is the first national membership organization
of resident groups advocating for 2.1 million lower income families in
privately-owned, HUD-assisted multifamily housing. Through NAHT, tenants
have proven that united action can mount an effective campaign to save
The National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness
The National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness
(NSCAHH) works with a coalition of students and community members across
the country to end hunger and homelessness through education, service
The Center for Economic and Social Rights
Established in 1993, the Center for Economic and Social Rights is one
of the first organizations to challenge economic injustice as a
violation of international human rights law. Through its projects abroad
and in the United States, CESR has developed an effective strategy that
combines research, advocacy, collaboration, and education. CESR
believes that economic and social rights — legally binding on all
nations — can provide a universally accepted framework for strengthening
social justice activism.
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions
COHRE is committed to local and national capacity-building in the
area of economic, social and cultural rights and places particular
emphasis on securing respect for the housing rights of traditionally
disadvantaged groups, including women, children, ethic or other
minorities and indigenous peoples. To this end, COHRE is available to
assist non-governmental organisations and government agencies to better
promote and protect human rights.
Community Action Partnership
It is the mission of the Community Action Partnership to be a
national forum for policy on poverty and to strengthen, promote,
represent and serve its network of member agencies to assure that the
issues of the poor are effectively heard and addressed. The Community
Action Partnership was established in 1972 as the National Association
of Community Action Agencies (NACAA) and is the national organization
representing the interests of the 1,000 Community Action Agencies (CAAs)
working to fight poverty at the local level.
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) promotes a
human rights vision for the United States that ensures dignity and
access to the basic resources needed for human development and civic
participation. Towards this end, NESRI works with organizers, policy
advocates and legal organizations to incorporate a human rights
perspective into their work and build human rights advocacy models
tailored for the U.S.
American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
The ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty is charged with with
developing programs to help lawyers who wish to provide pro bono
services to benefit homeless clients. The Commission also works with
with state and federal executive branches and legislative bodies
concerning matters relating to the poor and homeless.
Coalition on Human Needs
The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national
organizations working together to promote public policies which address
the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The
Coalition's members include civil rights, religious, labor and
professional organizations and those concerned with the well being of
children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.
Congressional Hunger Center
The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a nonprofit anti-hunger
training organization founded by former Rep. Tony Hall and located in
Washington, D.C. Members of Congress, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and
Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) are the co-chairs of their Board of
Directors and exemplify their bipartisan approach to ending hunger.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a social change
organization representing state domestic violence coalitions. NNEDV is
dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in
which violence against women no longer exists.
Shelter UK is the leading housing policy agency in Britain, and also
provides direct assistance to those in need through their Housing Aid
Centres. Shelter is seeking long-term solutions to the housing crisis in
the UK, fighting for better investment, laws and policies to improve
the lives of homeless and badly housed people.
Hope House, New Orleans
Hope House is a faith-based organization which serves to alleviate
suffering in the community by being a living representation of the
gospel to those in the greatest need.
The New Life Project
The New Life Project is a not-for-profit organization that is
receiving assistance from the top artists, executives, and companies in
the entertainment industry and has partnered with national homelessness
advocacy groups to develop a plan for helping end homelessness in
Center for Urban Research and Learning, Loyola University Chicago
The Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) of Loyola
University Chicago seeks to promote equality and to improve people’s
lives in communities throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. CURL
pursues this goal by building and supporting collaborative research and
education efforts. These partnerships connect Loyola faculty and
students with community and nonprofit organizations, civic groups, and
government agencies. Working together, community needs are addressed and
the academic experience is enriched.
Stand Up For Kids
Stand Up For Kids is a national organization assisting volunteers
whose on-the-street outreach efforts will find, stabilize and assist
homeless and street kids in their efforts to improve their lives.
The Donald Driver Foundation
The Donald Driver Foundation seeks to eliminate homelessness among
families through education and fundraising. NFL star Donald Driver, who
experienced homelessness as a child, promotes his campaign in Green Bay,
Wisconsin, and Houston, Texas, and is seeking to bring this issue to
the forefront of national consciousness.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia
The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia serves Whitfield,
Murray, Gordon, Bartow, Floyd, Dade, Walker, Pickens, Fannin, Gilmer,
Chattooga, and Catoosa Counties – bringing people together,
strengthening communities, and multiplying resources. The Foundation
works to nurture children and families, improve education, foster
cultural arts, and build the economy for all people.
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