Federal Issues & Priorities
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s primary policy goals include securing universal access to health care, affordable housing regardless of income, livable wages for persons able to work, public support for persons with disabilities, and strong and effective safety net programs until universal solutions are implemented. The policy team focuses on national initiatives and issues that pursue these solutions to homelessness. The following list is not inclusive of all the Council’s policy work but instead represents significant ongoing activity (often in partnerships with other organizations or coalitions).
- Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
- Health Care Reform
- Single Payer Health Care
- Permanent Supportive Housing
- Medical Respite
- AIDS/HIV: National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. and National AIDS Housing Coalition/Policy Tool Kit