||Our mission is to end
homelessness. We focus our work in
the following 4 areas: housing
justice, health care
justice, and civil rights. Our
approaches are: grassroots organizing, public
education, policy advocacy,
assistance, and partnerships.|
17, 2002 - USDA releases new policy on free meal eligibility for students
in homeless situations - A memo released by
the USDA updates previous policy and includes students who meet the
definition of homelessness contained in the new McKinney-Vento Act's
Education for Homeless Children and Youth program
2002: Tax day message: Almost 81% of the
federal goverment's morgage interest deduction subsidy (over 65.7 billion)
goes to households with incomes over $75,000. By comparison, HUD's Section
8 program and homeless assistance grants combined amount to just over $16
billion per year.
April 8, 2002
- "McKinney-Vento 2001: Law Into Practice" Education Training Materials
9, 2002 - $9 Million Available to Fund Treatment Services for Homeless
Denver, Colorado. Annual Conference co-sponsored by NCH and
the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The conference, which will take
place at the Denver Convention Center, will bring together service
providers, nonprofits, advocates, caseworkers, medical practitioners, and
other people involved with homelessness issues. Workshops will fall into
oneof eight tracks: education, case managements, law and advocacy, health
care, housing, and topics. For more information, please visit website, http://www.coloradocoalition.org/.
on "Chronic Homelessness" Initiatives
Children and Youth in Homeless Situations
Criminalization of Homelessness
voting rights manual is now online
Did you know that...
median housing wage, based on each county's housing wage for a two bedroom
unit at the Fair Market Rent weighted by Census 2000 population figures,
is $13.87 an hour, more than twice the federal minimum wage of $5.15 per
hour. This means that on average, there must be more than two full-time
minimum wage workers in a household in order for the household to afford a
two bedroom housing unit at the Fair Market Rent. For more information,
- Housing: A National Housing Trust Fund
should be established to serve as a source of revenue for the production
of new housing and the preservation or rehabilitation of existing
housing that is affordable for low income people.
- Education: The new education law,
signed by President Bush in January 2002, greatly strengthens
educational rights of children, youth, and families who are homeless.
Find legislative summaries, resources, and strategies for implementation
- Alerts: Link to NCH Action
Personal Experiences of
"The hardest part of
being homeless is the waiting.
My daughter Jasmine and I desperately
want stability, but we just canít seem to get there..."
read more about Lois' and other personal experiences of homelessness,
National Coalition for the Homeless
1012 Fourteenth Street,
Washington, DC 20005-3471
Phone: 202.737.6444 | Fax:
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