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Urge Congress to Reopen the Government and Raise the Debt Ceiling!

As we enter the second week of the shutdown, no resolution is in sight. At the same time, the U.S. is about one week away from reaching its debt limit and Congressional action will be needed to continue to borrow funds needed for obligations Congress already approved. If the debt ceiling is not raised, the economic impacts would be disastrous, … More

Work Matters with New Employment Guide

In collaboration with the National Transitional Jobs Network, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council has released Work Matters, a new paper outlining the importance of employment as a tool in preventing and ending homelessness and improving health. The publication offers recommendations on how health care organizations can promote employment and discusses effective employment models for people experiencing … More

Fight Budget Cuts during August Recess

Members of Congress are back in their home districts for five weeks, which provides a valuable opportunity for constituents to relay their concerns. Extreme budget cuts to housing, nutrition assistance, health care services, and more remain possible this fall, but the recent failure of the House Transportation-HUD Bill shows most members of Congress are sensitive to the impact of … More

Access to Food Stamps for the Homeless at Risk. Call Today.

The House of Representatives is set to introduce its version of the SNAP (food stamps) reauthorization bill, cutting $40 billion over ten years and cutting 4-6 million poor and vulnerable people from the program. The bill’s cuts would impact so-called ‘able bodied’ adults without dependent children most directly, effectively eliminating benefits for this population unless they are working or enrolled … More

New Resource! Surviving Severe Weather: Tools to Promote Emergency Preparedness for People Experiencing Homelessness

This series of informational flyers offers tips for staying safe in severe weather and natural disasters for people who live outdoors. Information about how the National Health Care for the Homeless Council can help set up a severe weather dialogue or learning session in  your community is also available.
Visit our Emergency Preparedness page to learn more.… More

Support Low-Income Housing in Tax Reform

The Senate is currently debating tax reform and needs to consider the United for Homes proposal to reform the Mortgage Interest Deduction to benefit more lower-income homeowners and fund low-income rental housing through the National Housing Trust Fund. Use this window of opportunity to contact your senators, to urge them to support the United for Homes proposal, and to have … More

Employment, Health Care, and Housing

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Drawing from the paper “Work Matters: Employment as a  Tool for Preventing Homelessness and Improving Health” by the National Transitional Jobs Network and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, this 1.5 hour webinar will summarize workforce development models, asset-building strategies, federal funding sources, and recommendations for employment and homeless services providers seeking to address … More

New Self-Care Podcast Available Now

Earlene Dotson, MA, PhD, president of Healthy Anointed Life Ministries, joins our self-care podcast series as she explains her self-care experience in handling her cancer diagnosis. Listen to Dr. Dotson’s interview with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Darlene Jenkins as they discuss the importance of spirituality in self care.

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Wednesday Is Health Care for the Homeless Day

On the Wednesday of Health Center Week, we note the important role of homeless health care in eliminating health disparities and ending homelessness in our country.
Over a million people who do not have homes are cared for by health centers each year.  Many of our patients without homes have multiple complex, chronic diseases that drastically diminish their chances … More

Planning for HCH Day at Your Project

This webinar describes Community Health Center Week and provides specific information on Health Care for the Homeless Day. Over 20 million individuals receive services from community health centers every year, nearly 2 million of those are individuals experiencing homelessness. HCH projects play a vital role in providing medical and other important services to individuals experiencing homelessness. HCH Day provides HCH … More