Supporting Adequate Funding for the Continuum of Housing – DC Organizations and their Materials


Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development 

CNHED is a 501(c)3 umbrella organization that supports the nonprofit housing and economic development industry in Washington, DC.  Membership represents a broad spectrum of nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers, special needs housing service agencies, faith-based organizations, community development corporations, funders, lenders and government agencies.

Community Council for Homeless at Friendship Place

The mission of Friendship Place is to empower men and women experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.  CCHFP works to “identify, reach out to, and build a trusting relationship with men and women who live on the streets.”  In addition to providing services, CCHFP provides education for civic, religious, commercial and educational entities in our community about the issues confronting their homeless neighbors.  CCHFP also advocates for policies and resources to combat homelessness citywide.

DC Fiscal Policy Institute

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute conducts research and public education on budget and tax issues in the District of Columbia, with a particular emphasis on issues that affect low- and moderate-income residents. By preparing timely analyses that are used by policymakers, the media, and the public, DCFPI seeks to inform public debates on budget and tax issues and to ensure that the needs of lower-income residents are considered in those debates.
–   The District’s Dime, Going Beyond the Budget Book. (Blog) :  A weekly blog that analyzes the facts, figures and politics behind the District’s priorities and budget.

Fair Budget Coalition

Fair Budget is a coalition of grassroots community groups, human services providers, advocates, faith organizations and concerned community members that fight for a just and inclusive District of Columbia through advocacy and by advancing budget and public policy initiatives.

Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington

The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) brings together eleven historic faith communities to promote dialogue, understanding and a sense of community and to work cooperatively for social and economic justice through the DC region.
IFC members currently include the Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh and Zoroastrian faith communities.  IFC works towards creating a just community through coalition-building, education, training and advocacy; by uniting diverse faith leaders to speak and act together; by publishing community resources; and by holding public events including concerts, award ceremonies, lectures, and public dialogues.

Jews United for Justice

Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) draws on a tradition of Jewish commitment to justice and the talents and dedication of a growing membership. JUFJ is a community-based organization that seeks to repair the world by concentrating on issues of local concern. The mission is to lead greater Washington-area Jews to act on our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community.

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

The core of the Legal Clinic’s work is the representation of individual low- and no-income clients through a network of over 200 volunteer attorneys and legal assistants.  Volunteer attorneys conduct intake interviews and take responsibility for representation in cases requiring follow up. The Legal Clinic’s staff attorneys provide advice and guidance on all volunteer cases.  Legal Clinic staff and volunteer attorneys also provide significant advice and representation in connection with the following major initiatives:  Affordable Housing, Disability Rights, Permanent Supportive Housing, Veterans.The Legal Clinic also engages in systematic advocacy on budget and policy issues impacting DC’s homeless and low-income residents.

“We are tied together in a single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.  And whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.  I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.  And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.  That is the way God’s universe is made.”
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.