Homeless Advocates Group

The Law Center launched the Homeless Advocates Group (HAG) to bring together a coalition of national organizations working across numerous issues—including housing, health care, and education—that share the common goal of reducing and ending homelessness.

HAG members meet monthly to discuss the latest developments in public policy on homelessness issues and coordinate advocacy around shared goals.  In 2012, on the 25th Anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act, HAG members presented a joint vision for ending homelessness in America, and concrete policy changes to carry it forward. These were adopted by the Group as its joint 2013 policy priorities.

Current HAG members include:
  • American Bar Association (Commission on Homelessness and Poverty)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Beyond Shelter
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Center for American Progress
  • Center for Social Innovation
  • Community Solutions
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Covenant House
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Family Promise
  • First Focus
  • Give Us Your Poor
  • Health Care for the Homeless- Baltimore
  • HomeBase, The Center for Common Concerns
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • National AIDS Housing Coalition
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
  • National Center on Family Homelessness
  • National Center on Housing and Child Welfare
  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • National Network For Youth
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Western Regional Advocacy Project