Housing and Homelessness
100,000 Homes – the Campaign is a national movement of over 175 communities working together to find permanent homes for 100,000 chronic and medically vulnerable homeless Americans by July 2014. 100,000 Homes communities have already moved more than 20,000 homeless Americans into permanent housing, transforming their public systems along the way. Powered by Community Solutions and supported by a broad base of national and local partners, the Campaign helps communities turn their services systems capable of ending street homelessness for good. As a movement, we are not interested in managing homelessness indefinitely. We are interested in ending it. Participating communities do three things differently: First they identify every homeless person on their streets by name. Second they track and measure their local housing rates against clear monthly goals. Third, they improve local systems to make housing simpler, faster and more efficiently targeted.
Building Dignity, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence – explores design strategies for domestic violence emergency housing. Thoughtful design dignifies survivors by meeting their needs for self-determination, security, and connection. The ideas here reflect a commitment to creating welcoming, accessible environments that help to empower survivors and their children Building Dignity is the essence of advocacy, Seattle and Olympia, WA.
Domestic Violence Housing First, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence – eliminates housing as a reason for survivors to stay in an abusive relationship by providing advocacy and a flexible approach to support that gives survivors the ability to establish a home and the freedom to choose how best to rebuild their lives. Key components of Domestic Violence Housing First include: tailored services, mobile advocacy, housing search support, landlord education, and temporary financial assistance, Seattle and Olympia, WA.
Employment and Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, Legal Momentum – Economic self-sufficiency often determines whether a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking will be able to take necessary steps to protect oneself. We use targeted litigation, legislative advocacy, and training to protect victims from employment and housing discrimination and to help employers and landlords understand how they can assist survivors and promote safety, New York, NY.
FirstStep, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – an easy-to-use, interactive tool for case managers, outreach workers, and others working with people who are homeless. The information will help you assist your clients to access benefits from Federal mainstream benefit programs, Washington, DC.
Homes for the Homeless / Institute for Children and Poverty – provides technical assistance and publishes research reports, full-length books, and the bi-annual Journal of Children & Poverty.
Housing Assistance Council, Inc. – a national non-profit organization that assists in the development of single- and multi-family housing and promotes homeownership for low-income rural families by providing research and information, technical assistance, training and low interest loans to non-profit and private organizations throughout the rural U.S.
Housing Laws, WomensLaw.org (English / Español) – the mission is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse, Brooklyn, NY.
Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness – an independent nonprofit research and development organization. Founded in 1990, ICPH focuses on action-oriented research designed not just to study the complex issue of family homelessness, but also to provide data and ideas that will inform and enhance public policy on service homeless families. In addition to bringing information to policy makers at all levels of government and to colleagues in the research and advocacy community, ICPH also works to raise public awareness of homelessness through publications and other materials for schools and communities. ICPH researchers the causes of family homelessness, the demographics of this growing population, the conditions that make it difficult for homeless families to become self-sufficient, and the programs that are most effective in helping them transition our of poverty. ICPH works with programs and partner organizations across the U.S. to conduct and disseminate this research in order to improve services and influence public policy, New York, NY.
National Alliance to End Homelessness – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness, Washington, DC.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth – a national grassroots membership association, 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 achieves these goals through advocacy, partnerships and education, Minneapolis, MN.
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE – provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness, Greensboro, NC.
The National Center on Family Homelessness – a non-profit organization dedicated to developing long-term solutions to family homelessness. Its mission is to translate research findings and field experience into state-of-the-art programs and policies benefiting homeless and other low-income families, Needham, MA.
The National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans – the mission is to promote recovery-oriented care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. The Center is a national resource that informs practices designed to meet the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Five Year Plan to End Homelessness among Veterans, Washington, DC.
National Coalition for the Homeless – provides public education, policy advocacy and technical assistance around four topic areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice and civil justice.
National Fair Housing Alliance – is the voice of fair housing. NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education and outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement, Washington, DC.
National Housing Law Project – a nonprofit national and legal advocacy center established in 1968. Our mission is to advance housing justice for poor people by: increasing and preserving the supply of decent, affordable housing; improving existing housing conditions, including physical conditions and management practices; expanding and enforcing low-income tenants' and homeowners' rights; and increasing housing opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities, Oakland, CA.
National Housing Preservation Database – created by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation and the National Low Income Housing Coalition in an effort to provide communities with the information they need to effectively preserve their stock of public and affordable housing. The NHPD incorporates all available data on federally subsidized housing properties and includes nine separate funding streams. The NHPD can be filtered by location, funding stream, or 'at risk of loss' status.
National Housing Trust Fund Campaign – the Campaign is working to establish a National Housing Trust Fund that would build and preserve 1.5 million units of rental housing for the lowest income families over the next 10 years, Washington, DC.
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty – the mission is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness, Washington, DC. Blog.
National Low Income Housing Coalition – dedicated to ending the affordable housing crisis currently faced by low-income households through public education, organizing, research and public policy.
National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness – dedicated to ending homelessness through grassroots advocacy and inclusive partnerships, Washington, DC.
National Rural Housing Coalition – works to focus policy makers on the needs of rural areas by direct advocacy and by coordinating a network of rural housing advocates around the nation.
National Survey of Programs and Services for Homeless Families ~ The Red, White, and Blue Book, Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness – a resource for service providers, advocates, researchers, and public policy makers working in the field of family homelessness. This guide provides a state-by-state snapshot of the interconnections between governmental and nonprofit work to end family homelessness, New York, NY. State briefs.
Soldier On – we have been assisting homeless veterans since 1994. Now, however, we are moving beyond simply offering a response to veteran homelessness to providing a permanent solution. With out Veterans Village projects, we will offer formerly homeless veterans a chance to own their homes – more often that not for the first time in their lives. Our work still begins with getting homeless veterans off the street, Leeds, MA.
Weingart Center Association – delivers high quality human services and provides leadership and innovative solutions to help break the cycle of homelessness and end poverty, Los Angeles, CA.
Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development – strives to develop, sustain and replicate successful projects that creatively incorporate family supports and have evident impact on the lives of low-income women and their families. They publish several resources, including "More Than Shelter: A Manual on Transitional Housing" and "Lifting the Voices of Homeless Women", a report by Roofless Women's Action Research that contains the issues raised and policy recommendations of homeless women.