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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.

View our 2021 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

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