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About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness is to end homelessness by creating alliances, encouraging public dialogue, securing resources and advocating for systemic change. NCCEH works with communities to address root causes of homelessness by developing and implementing data-driven strategies that are focused on permanent housing and appropriate services.

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.

Our Beginnings

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. 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 ensure 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 from the NC Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
  • 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.    
Want to learn more? Click here for more details about our work and how you can support it by becoming a member of NCCEH.