Coalition for the Homeless


The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.

Every day, the Coalition for the Homeless helps more than 3,500 people who are suffering in extreme poverty. Our integrated array of 11 direct service programs – which provide emergency food and clothing, eviction prevention, crisis services, permanent housing, job training and special programs for youth – address immediate needs and help individuals and families overcome long-term barriers to employment and stability.

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