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The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization that analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The website includes statistical data and research on a variety of homeless related issues.
For more than 25 years, NCFH has been at the forefront of national efforts to understand and respond to homelessness, trauma, poverty and the need for social services and supports to mitigate the impact of homelessness on children, youth, and families. In 2013 the National Center merged with American Institutes for Research (AIR), and continues to inform policy-makers and practitioners about the conditions of homeless families.
The Coalition works to create the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. At the same time, it works to meet the immediate needs of people who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of doing so.
The mission of the council is to: • Advocate for universal health care and for the improvement of current systems intended to serve people who are poor and homeless; • Research critical issues; • Train and organize health care providers, service agencies, and homeless people themselves to improve care; • Publish newsletters, monographs, action alerts, policy statements, training videos and books; and • Collaborate with a broad range of public and private entities interested in the problems of health care and homelessness.
The law center seeks to end homelessness through litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.
U.S. Conference of Mayors' Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness issues periodic status reports on homelessness in the United States.
The Urban Institute engages in nonpartisan research on a variety of issues related to homelessness.
U.S. Government Agencies
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. The agency's website provides a wealth of information for those researching homelessness.
The website includes detailed reports on homelessness in the U.S.

Homelessness assistance programs provide funding to States and local governments and nonprofit providers to serve individuals and families across the United States who are affected by homelessness. The HUD Exchange website has information about HUD's specific programs; grant applications, data collection, and reporting systems; national, state, and local data and reports; and the populations affected by homelessness.
The council was created in 1987 to coordinate the federal government's efforts to identify, evaluate, and confront homelessness.
This website lists the services for the homeless offered by the SSA.
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