Mission: We work for positive, constructive solutions to help stabilize the lives of homeless people and provide them an opportunity to become productive citizens. Our work addresses the underlying causes of homelessness: the lack of housing, income, social services, and civil rights. We take a leadership role ensuring implementation of homeless assistance and rights programs while advancing solutions to homelessness, providing a voice to the over three million Americans who are homeless each year.
Programs: We focus our efforts on crucial efforts including our:
Civil Rights Project - work to end the disturbing trend in communities nationally to punish people for being homeless, while cultivating positive community responses to homelessness.
Surplus Property Project - work with grassroots homeless groups nationally to help them convert vacant federal properties into housing, job training, and childcare facilities for homeless people.
Homeless Children's Education Project - work to ensure homeless children access to a public school education, as required by federal law.
DC Homelessness Prevention Project - work to remove barriers homeless District residents face in accessing vital welfare support services that they need to gain employment and become productive members of society.
NLCHP is one of the most effective national groups in the fight to end homelessness and poverty in America. The staff and volunteers promote positive social change on a daily basis through their work with grassroots advocates, the private bar, students, and direct service providers.