Statements

Involuntary Hospitalization of People Experiencing Homelessness or Mental Illness Perpetuates Harm and Trauma

December 21, 2022 New York City Mayor Eric Adams’s recent announcement that the city will institutionalize people who are experiencing homelessness or mental illness without their consent is harmful and inhumane. As a coalition of 14 national housing justice advocacy organizations, the National Coalition for Housing Justice (NCHJ) condemns this action, which is in direct …

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NATIONAL COALITION FOR HOUSING JUSTICE RESPONDS TO FEDERAL STRATEGIC PLAN TO PREVENT AND END HOMELESSNESS

December 19, 2022 Today, the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness released its new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, All In. We are encouraged by the agency’s leadership through the Plan which promotes an evidence-based Housing First approach that includes housing and supports, choice, and voice. These are important and effective strategies and …

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National Coalition for Housing Justice Statement on Equitable Pay

The National Coalition for Housing Justice is committed to seeking housing justice in order to end homelessness. Pursuing housing justice includes supporting staff- many of whom are BIPOC and have lived experience of homelessness- who work on the front lines of our field with fair wages that can support living in safe and stable housing.

The National Coalition for Housing Justice Statement on the Appointment of Jeff Olivet to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

February 7, 2022 Last week, The Biden Administration named Jeff Olivet as the new Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). The National Coalition for Housing Justice (NCHJ), whose membership knows Mr. Olivet and his work well, welcomes him to this role and looks forward to partnering with him and USICH as …

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National Coalition for Housing Justice Calls on Congress to Enact Historic Housing Investments in Build Back Better Act

Washington, D.C. – The National Coalition for Housing Justice (NCHJ) calls on Congress to not turn its back on housing in the Build Back Better Act. Any spending cuts to the overall size of the economic recovery package must not come at the expense of proven solutions to America’s housing and homelessness crisis. Rental assistance, …

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Policing- and punishment-based approaches: A really expensive way to make homelessness worse

September 28, 2021 The National Coalition for Housing Justice (NCHJ) is aligned behind seeking housing justice in order to end homelessness, including youth homelessness. The national organizations that make up the NCHJ represent advocates and leaders in national efforts to end homelessness.  Today, the coalition released the following statement, condemning the ongoing use of law …

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