Homeless Persons' Memorial Day 2023

On Dec. 21, We Honor Those We’ve Lost and Renew our Resolve to Fight Injustice

On the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, people in our communities will die without a home. Each Dec. 21, we gather for Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to memorialize and honor our family, friends, patients/clients, and community members who experienced the injustice of homelessness. Please join the the National Consumer […]

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Invest in hope and healing this holiday season

Donate Today to Improve Access to Equitable, High-Quality Health Care and End Homelessness!

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council has been offering hope and healing for nearly 40 years. Through training, research, and advocacy we have been working to build an equitable, high-quality health care system in the movement to end homelessness. Today, our work is more important than ever and we need your support! We set

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Council Celebrates Four Years of NIMRC

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is excited to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the National Institute for Medical Respite Care! Launched on July 15, 2020, as a special program of NHCHC, NIMRC is a singular national institute that advances best practices, delivers expert consulting services, and disseminates state-of-field knowledge in medical respite

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bench with bedding juxtaposed against SCOTUS building

Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Part 3

By Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy  Background: In March (Part 1), we described the key provisions of this case and outlined how to draw attention and build power around key advocacy messages. In April (Part 2), we summarized the Supreme Court hearing, listed 10 questions the Justices asked during testimony, linked to the amicus

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2025 NAP Grant Opportunity Available: Here's What to Know

2025 NAP Grant Opportunity Available: Here’s What to Know

HCH Funding: Introduction In light of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) long anticipated release of the 2025 New Access Point (NAP) grant opportunity, this post will review the Health Center Program, HCH designation, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s technical assistance offerings building off a previous HCH Helpdesk blog post

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SCOTUS Rules in Johnson v. Grants Pass

Supreme Court Rules Against Unhoused People in Grants Pass Case

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Statement — June 28, 2024 The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is profoundly disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the practice of fining and ticketing people who sleep in public does not violate the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Obviously we strongly

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