Policy Priorities

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Housing & Homelessness Resources

Creating a level playing field for all children is a mission that CDF cannot accomplish alone. We often work with or refer people to many other organizations nationwide who are working to improve the lives of children. A list of some of them is below.

  • Campaign for Affordable Housing
    The Campaign for Affordable Housing is a national nonprofit and nonpolitical organization that provides information, consulting, and training for affordable housing advocates, agencies, developers, lenders and others. It helps them plan their strategies, frame their messages, and dispel myths as they communicate with neighbor groups, elected officials, and the media.
  • Coalition on Human Needs (CHN)
    CHN is an alliance of national organizations that work together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition's members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, mission-driven organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. They work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives.
  • National Center for Healthy Housing
    The National Center for Healthy Housing (formerly the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing) was founded as a nonprofit organization to bring the public health, housing, and environmental communities together to combat our nation's epidemic of childhood lead poisoning.
  • National Housing Conference (NHC)
    The NHC is broad, nonpartisan non-profit that advocates for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment. NHC's research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy, specializes in developing solutions through research.
  • National Network for Youth
    The National Network for Youth is committed to ensuring that opportunities for growth and development be available to youth everywhere. The youth they work with face greater odds due to abuse and neglect, homelessness, lack of resources, community prejudice, differing abilities and other life challenges. For that reason, they are working to create a community of agencies, people and resources to champion the needs of the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow.
  • PolicyLink
    PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.® A key arena of its equitable development policy work focuses on achieving the fair distribution of affordable housing throughout regions.
  • Urban Institute
    The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.