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.


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

people’s homes.

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

and action.

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

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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