National Organizations

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)– NCH is a national network of people who are currently or have been homeless,  activists and advocates, community and faith-based organizations, and others committed to ending homelessness.  They are a nonprofit organization that engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing.  Their work is focused on housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.

Family Promise– This organization seeks to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.  They do this through educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies,  and the hard work of thousands of volunteers.  They provide food, shelter, and support services for the homeless, as well as advice and advocacy for at risk families.  Most of this work is done through their 41 affiliates in the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

National Alliance to End Homelessness– The Alliance is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to prevent and end homelessness through improving policy, providing building capacity assistance through the Center for Capacity Building, and educating opinion leaders through the Homelessness Research Institute.

Habitat for Humanity– Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Habitat accomplishes their ministry by inviting community members to build houses in partnership with families in need.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)– This advocacy organization consists of lawyers that are working to end homelessness. They strive to achieve this goal through impacting litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.