I n f o r m a t i o n a n d R e f e r r a l s
Information and Referrals
The following are links to national and state organizations that provide research, statistics, discussion groups, and advocacy resources on homelessness, housing, healthcare, children, and poverty issues.
Homelessness and Poverty
Promotes systemic change through the provision of social services and housing to families with children who are struggling to leave chronic poverty
Center for Community Change
This organization's mission is to reduce poverty and rebuild low-income communities through support of grassroots organizing efforts.
Homeless Peoples Network
This site targets homeless and formerly homeless persons. Provides a forum via discussion groups where homeless and formerly homeless people can share their ideas about homelessness
National Advocacy and Policy Council on Homelessness
This site includes annotated bibliographies and a searchable database of resources on homeless health care issues, clinical and administrative tools, a directory of Health Care for the Homeless grantees, a video lending library, publications, and links to other national organizations.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
This site includes statistics, policy and legislative information, publications, best practices and profiles, publications, fact sheets, links, and other resources on homelessness
National Coalition for the Homeless
Network of advocates, homeless and formerly homeless persons, service providers and others working to end homelessness through education, policy advocacy, grass-roots organizing and through the provision of technical assistance
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
This site has a policy and advocacy section which provides several papers and legislative updates online. Other sections include research, clinical resources, training and education, and publications such as newsletters, fact sheets, and other resources
National Low Income Housing Coalition
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
This site includes annotated bibliographies and a searchable database of resources related to homelessness and mental illness, as well as fact sheets, statistics, training and technical assistance information, referral lists and links to other sites
National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness
The largest student network addressing the issues of hunger and homelessness in the country
SAMHSA’s Homelessness Resource Center
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
This site contains state and local information on mainstream resources available to assist people who are homeless, news and updates, a library of resources, a phone list of clearinghouses, and links to member organizations and other helpful sites.
Corporation for Supportive Housing
This site includes links to local programs, a legislative action center, a resources page, and a contacts list. Publications are available online, as well as information on supportive housing initiatives.
United States Department on Housing and Urban Development
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination through various loan and grant programs. It is the agency that funds Section 8 vouchers and public housing for low income households.
Habitat for Humanity International
Program which combines community volunteerism and sweat equity to provide affordable, decent housing for persons at the lowest economic income levels worldwide
Law and Policy
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
The nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities.
A non-partisan organization that conducts research and analysis of governmental policies and programs, particularly those affecting low and middle-income persons
Center for Law and Social Policy
Non-profit organization with focus on law and policy affecting persons living at lower economic levels.
Electronic Policy Network
This is a network of top policy and research institutions providing current information on issues such as welfare, health, education, urban policy, economic policy and more
Welfare Information Network
A clearinghouse for information, policy analysis, technical assistance and welfare reform
National Center on Poverty Law
Advocates for economic justice for low-income persons that provides information/resources on issues such as, health, housing, immigration and welfare.
Technical Assistance Collaborative
This site provides information on a full range of federal and mainstream housing programs and policies that can expand affordable housing for people with disabilities and who may be homeless. The site also features a newsletter, and links to other sites
Homeless Children Network
HCN's Mission is to decrease the trauma of homelessness and domestic violence, to increase the strength and effectiveness of the HCN Collaborative, and to provide early childhood education and consultation to shelter-based child care and family child care providers.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Youth and Children
The website provides information on current issues in the field of homeless education, including legislation, research, and the development of resources to support these students and those who work to improve their lives
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
The Center provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.