Housing is a basic human right that should be available to all Americans.
Health and homelessness are inextricably linked: a safe, stable home is the prerequisite of health and well-being.
Employment provides not only income, but also meaning and connection. Livable incomes are essential to prevent and end homelessness. For those unable to work, adequate public benefits are necessary to ensure stability in housing.
Education and training can play a critical role for many–children, youth, and adults–in equipping people with the knowledge and skills needed for economic mobility.
Homelessness is a civil rights issue. People experiencing homelessness are too often victim of hate crimes. Homelessness disproportionately impacts people of color. And LGBTQ people/individuals face discrimination and barriers to accessing jobs and housing.
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