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Policy Issues

Homelessness is the result of deliberate policy decisions. To end homelessness and realize the human right to housing and health care, the Council works with Congress and the Administration to advocate for policies that achieve social, economic, and racial justice. While we broadly advocate on many issues together with our national partners, below are the four primary areas of our focus in 2021. All of our work is directly informed by people with the lived experience of homelessness, as well as the HCH Community as a whole.

Policy Update for Network & Governing Membership Meetings, 2021

View our 2022 Policy Priorities.

1) Improving the Health Care System

2) Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19

3) Increasing Access to Substance Use Treatment

4)Advancing Medical Respite Care

Learn more and find resources on the following issues on their respective pages:


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