The North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness is a statewide membership nonprofit created to secure resources, encourage public dialogue, and advocate for public policy change to end homelessness.
NCCEH seeks to create alliances dedicated to changing the current system to end homelessness by addressing root causes and challenging North Carolina's acceptance of today's pervasive homelessness. Because we know this pervasive homelessness has not always existed, we know we can end it.
NCCEH's policy agenda is focused on bringing about an end to homelessness through prevention, increased access to and flexible funding for services, affordable housing production, increased funding for housing and homelessness programs, and targeting policies that exacerbate poverty.
The North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness was incorporated in early 2000 in response to the ever-increasing number of homeless people, especially homeless families, in the State of North Carolina.
The Coalition sprang out from the growing need for advocacy for homeless citizens and the organizations that serve them. The NCCEH is a statewide membership association of activists and organizations committed to better meeting the needs of homeless citizens through targeted advocacy and increased public awareness.
Our Current Work
In order to transition an individual or family out of homelessness, they must have access to affordable housing, appropriate services and an adequate income. NCCEH works at the local, state and federal levels to insure these resources are available and accessible for North Carolinians who are most in need.
What we're doing now to end homelessness:
- Advocating for policy change and adequate funding at the local, state and federal levels.
- Building provider capacity through training, education and technical assistance based on data and results-based best practices.
- Supporting local communities in planning and implementing Ten-Year Plans to End Homelessness.
- Providing and analyzing research and data in partnership with the Carolina Homeless Information Network (CHIN).
- Assisting caseworkers in obtaining income and health insurance for their clients through our NC SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery) Initiative.
- Cultivating leaders, champions and advocates to bring about systems change to prevent homelessness and to improve the current homeless services system for those who do become homeless.