Massachusetts Homeless - National Agencies

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Habitat for Humanity International
Christian organization that builds homes for low-income families. Requires family to help build house, and offers no-interest loan.
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English: http://www.habitat.org/siteindex.html
Spanish: http://www.habitat.org/languages/spanish/
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The Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center
Provides references to "current research and information about clinical practices, funding opportunities, and legislative initiatives" for health care providers.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Washington, DC-based non-profit. Advocacy, education, and assistance for service providers. Sponsors StandDown events where communities connect with local homeless veteran populations.
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National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH)
Advocacy network that provides public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing. National and local directories of agencies and service providers.
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National Health Care for the Homeless Council
"A membership organization of health care providers working with homeless people across the United States." Organizational and individual (the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians' Network) membership.
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National Housing Institute (NHI)
21-year old nonprofit organization. Research, organization, and agency/media referrals. Issues reports and Shelterforce, a bimonthly magazine.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Washington DC-based organization that focuses on impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education about homelessness within context of poverty.
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National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
Under contract to the US Department of Health and Human Services. "Provides technical assistance, identifies and synthesizes knowledge, and disseminates information" to "policy makers, service providers, researchers, consumers and other interested parties."
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Salvation Army
"Evangelical part of the universal Christian church" with mission to "meet human needs in [Jesus Christ's name] without discrimation." Offers variety of social services in communities worldwide.
Eastern Division: http://www.salvationarmy-usaeast.org/
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National Headquarters: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/newsfol/news.htm
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Independent agency founded in 1979, reports to President. Emergency management programs of "mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery." Region I office located in Boston.
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US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Subpage
Funds "a variety of organizations...which provide housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and families."

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