Additional Resources: Organizations

Council for Affordable and Rural Housing
"The Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) is a national non-profit trade organization. For 30 years, CARH has served as the nation's premier association for participants in the affordable rural housing profession, including: Builders, Owners, Developers, Managers, Non-profits, Housing Authorities, Syndicators, Accountants, Architects, Attorneys, Bankers, and Companies that supply goods and services to the industry. There is no other association that solely represents the needs of the entire rural housing industry."

National Alliance to End Homelessness
"The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness."

National Housing Law Project
"NHLP works to achieve its mission through public policy advocacy and by providing legal and technical assistance, training, publications, and resources to a broad audience of housing attorneys and affordable housing advocacy organizations. Our initiatives focus on issues that will have the greatest impact on the housing rights of the poor."

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
"People fleeing domestic violence experience a state of uncertainty; gathering clothes, children, and medicine as they leave. What are their housing options? A shelter, a friend's couch, public housing, the street? NLCHP's Domestic Violence Program works to improve access to housing for domestic violence survivors and their families. We work to develop and implement policy changes, build networks, and broaden education efforts in the housing, legal, and domestic violence communities. Our efforts expand access to housing for those fleeing abuse. We also prevent victims of domestic violence from losing their housing due to the violence committed against them."

National Low Income Housing Coalition
"The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. We hope you will use our website to learn more about housing affordability in your community and nationally, and to help you take action for better and more affordable housing choices."

National Network to End Domestic Violence: Transitional Housing
"NNEDV provides technical assistance to state domestic violence coalitions, local domestic violence programs, other nonprofit organizations, and local and state agencies in creating best practices for transitional housing and related services for women fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Transitional housing and related services bridge the gap from leaving a violent home to self-sufficiency by providing short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance; support services to locate and secure permanent housing; and services such as transportation, child care and employment counseling."

Office on Violence Against Women: Transitional Housing Assistance Program
"The OVW Transitional Housing Assistance Program Grant for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault Program (Transitional Housing Assistance Program) focuses on a holistic, victim-centered approach to provide transitional housing services that move individuals into permanent housing. Grants made under this grant program support programs that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who are in need of transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, and related support services. It is critical that successful transitional housing programs provide a wide range of flexible and optional services that reflect the differences and individual needs of victims and that allows victims to choose the course of action that is best for them. Transitional housing programs may offer individualized services such as counseling, support groups, safety planning, and advocacy services as well as practical services such as licensed child care, employment services, transportation vouchers, telephones, and referrals to other agencies. Trained staff and case managers may also be available to work with clients to help them determine and reach their goals."

SAMHSA Homelessness Resource Center
The Homelessness Resource Center is an "interactive community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at federal, state, and local levels. We share state-of-the art knowledge and promising practices to prevent and end homelessness through: training and technical assistance; publications and materials; on-line learning opportunities; and networking and collaboration."

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
"HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business."

USDA: Rural Information Center
"The Rural Information Center (RIC) provides services for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas."