National Organizations

Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH):  
The Interagency Council on Homelessness works to coordinate the Federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness.

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH): 
NAEH is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC):  
NACHC works to promote the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care that is coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent, and community directed for all medically underserved populations. 

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY):   NAEHCY is the voice and social conscience for the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. NAEHCY accomplishes this through advocacy, partnerships, and education.  

National Center on Family Homelessness:
The National Center on Family Homelessness has been working for over 20 years to advocate for homeless families.  The center conducts valuable research on the impact of homelessness on children and equips communities across the country with tools and technical assistance to improve homeless programs.

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH):  
NCH is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV):  
NCHV works to end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers. 

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (HCH):  
HCH is a home for those who work to improve the health of homeless people and who seek housing, health care, and adequate incomes for everyone.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP):  
NLCHP works to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. 

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC):  
NLIHC is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. 

National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness (NPACH):   
NPACH is a grassroots anti-poverty organization whose goal is to ensure the national homelessness policy accurately reflects the needs and experiences of local communities. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) is the division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on mental health and substance abuse treatment. SAMSA’s 24-hour Helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).   SAMSA also has an extensive resource center for policy makers and providers including facts on homelessness, research and best practices in supportive housing and training tool kits.

U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS):
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds some of the federal programs that address homelessness.  Some Colorado Coalition for the Homeless programs are funding by HHS grants.  This website provides useful information about research and publications on subjects related to homelessness.  It includes resources for policy makers and providers and persons experiencing homelessness.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds some of the federal programs that address homelessness.  Some Colorado Coalition for the Homeless programs are funding by HUD grants.  The HUD website has information on homeless programs, home ownership and rental assistance in each state.

U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) :
The U.S. Social Security Administration's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to reduce the number of homeless veterans in our country – estimated to be one in four homeless adults.  The VA offers an array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible.  The VA funds some Colorado Coalition for the Homeless programs. This website details housing, health care and other assistance that the VA offers to help homeless veterans.