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Solving family homelessness requires more than giving families a place to live for a few months. Most families need permanent housing combined with essential services, or they are soon homeless again.

Guided by research, local knowledge and experience, the National Network brings promising practices and evidence-based programs to every community where families are homeless.

Working across systems of health care, mental health, substance use, child welfare, and criminal justice, we offer new solutions to state and federal policymakers that make families a priority.

With leadership from the National Network to End Family Homelessness, hundreds of local programs and providers are sharing best practices and practical solutions, and mobilizing political will to end this national tragedy.

Family Homelessness: The Path Ahead

Family Homelessness: The Path Ahead outlines our approach to ending family homelessness, summarizes key policy priorities, and shares voices. It was developed in collaboration with members of the Network.


Join Us!

Any organization or individual is welcome to join the National Network to End Family Homelessness. Network Members receive the benefits below, and have the opportunity to shape our work by joining one of our committees. As a member, you have access to our membership portal which provides resources on best practices, the latest research, policy alerts, and opportunities to connect with other providers in our discussion forum

Join as a Network Member
National Network Membership Benefits
Local, state, and federal advocacy to promote solutions that house families permanently and help children thrive.
Policy Alerts to keep you abreast of emerging state and federal policies and regulations.
National Network News, a quarterly newsletter reporting on National Network activities and progress.
Research Digest, a quarterly electronic summary of emerging research to keep you up-to-date about what’s new in preventing and ending family homelessness.
Best Practices, a periodic electronic summary of promising and best practices, and innovative programs to share effective skills and knowledge with local programs and providers.
Priority access to t3 , an innovative online training institute committed to improving staff skills in human services. Full members receive a 20% discount on t3 subscriptions, special offers on t3 training, and free access to t3 podcasts featuring informative interviews with pioneers and thought leaders. The 20% discount includes the TICOMETER, a new easy-to- use tool that measures how well an organization has adopted trauma-informed care.
Guidance on mobilizing local advocacy campaigns to end family homelessness.
Research support and data to help you prepare local and state position papers, issues briefs, and reports that will maximize your reach and impact.
Support for local and state media outreach to increase public awareness and make your voice heard.

National Network Committees

Network Members can participate in the following committees:

  • Policy Committee – Engage in federal policy advocacy to change laws, policies, and funding to help families and children overcome homelessness and poverty, while promoting policies that work.
  • Best Practices and Program Models Committee – Identify, synthesize, and disseminate best and promising practices, useful tools and tips, and emerging research. Translate research and evaluation into functional, adaptable practices for member organizations, and work with local programs to overcome barriers to implementation.  
  • Community Connections Committee – Support local advocacy to build public awareness, activate community stakeholders, and increase support for local programs serving homeless families.
  • Health Committee – Build awareness and capacity among healthcare providers serving families experiencing homelessness. Educate providers on the social determinants of health with a focus on how housing insecurity and homelessness influence health outcomes and well-being. Address barriers to care and develop best practices.
  • Research and Evaluation Committee – Help programs develop research ideas and studies, including emphasis on methodology. Work with programs to develop outcome measures and monitor programs progress over time.

Be A Champion

The National Network to End Family Homelessness is looking for exemplary local programs to be Champions—to provide strong financial support and leadership to the National Network.

To learn more about becoming a Champion, please contact Livia Davis at ldavis@bassukcenter.org.

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