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Working to End Homelessness
by Ensuring Health Care and Housing for All

The Council is a membership organization uniting thousands of health care professionals, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates in homeless health care. Join us in working to improve care and to eliminate homelessness.

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Our COVID-19 Commitment: Resources for Homeless Service Providers

Because people experiencing homelessness are especially vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff, leadership, consumers, and partners of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council remain fully engaged in mission-critical functions of training, technical assistance, research, public policy, and advocacy on a daily and hour-by-hour basis. While practicing social distancing, the staff of the Council work closely with health and housing experts, legislative and administrative leaders, and front line partners throughout the nation to serve our community.

Council Partnering with United Health Foundation to Support COVID-19 Response for People Without Homes

In partnership with the National HCH Council, the United Health Foundation is generously donating $2.5 million to assist organizations working to meet the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how this important work—alongside our partnership with Kaiser Permanenteis making a difference for the communities we serve.

Upcoming COVID-19 Coffee Chat: Consumer Experiences in Isolation and Quarantine

In this Friday’s COVID Coffee Chat, hear from two individuals in isolation and quarantine units about their experiences and discuss how programs can elicit feedback from their isolation and quarantine units to improve the experience.

Join us from 12-1 p.m. CT on Friday, May 29.

Join the Fight for Health Care and Housing Justice! Learn How in Our New Mobilizer Action Alert.

The flaws in our health care and housing systems are heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, but our policy priorities remain clear. This issue of Mobilizer shows you how to take action on COVID-19 response, Medicaid, single-payer, and more!

New COVID-19 Brief Highlights the Need for More Comprehensive Testing for People Experiencing Homelessness

Comprehensive testing and support services are critical for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn why this is important and what local public health authorities and emergency response systems can do in our recent issue brief.

Explore How the Medical Respite Model of Care Can Inform COVID-19 Alternate Care Sites

Communities are creating Alternate Care Sites (ACS) for people experiencing homelessness so they have a safe place to protect themselves from COVID-19, await test results, and/or recover from the disease. ACS programs are closely akin to the medical respite model of care. Learn more in our new issue brief.

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TAKE ACTION TO End Homelessness

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REQUEST Technical Assistance

Request advice or training in homeless health care.

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