The state coalition project seeks to improve and expand the capacity of state housing and homeless coalitions to educate, to be more actively engaged in educating, and to be more skillful in holding federal, state and local policymakers accountable for solving the housing problems of low-income people.

NLIHC's state coalition partners are housing and homelessness advocacy organizations that serve whole states or regions and are the organizations with which we work most closely in their respective states. We provide these state partners with support above and beyond that provided to regular members, like special meetings with HUD and Administration officials, support for federal advocacy work, and forums for networking and knowledge-sharing between partners.

To learn more about the state partner program, contact outreach@nlihc.org.

Alaska

Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness

Alabama

Alabama Arise
Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama

Arizona

Arizona Housing Coalition

Arkansas

Arkansas Coalition of Housing and Neighborhood Growth for Empowerment
Housing Arkansas

California

California Coalition for Rural Housing
California Housing Partnership Corporation
Housing California
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing

Colorado

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Housing Colorado

Connecticut

Connecticut Housing Coalition

District of Columbia

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development

Delaware

Housing Alliance Delaware

Florida

Florida Housing Coalition, Inc.

Georgia

Georgia ACT

Illinois

Housing Action Illinois

Indiana

Prosperity Indiana

Kansas

Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition

Kentucky

Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky

Louisiana

Louisiana Housing Alliance

Maine

Maine Affordable Housing Coalition

Maryland

Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition

Massachusetts

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

Michigan

Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

Minnesota

Minnesota Housing Partnership
Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

Missouri

Empower Missouri

Nebraska

Nebraska Housing Developers Association

New Hampshire

Housing Action New Hampshire

New Jersey

Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

New Mexico

New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico

New York

Coalition for the Homeless
Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State
New York State Rural Housing Coalition
New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service
Supportive Housing Network of New York

North Carolina

North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness
North Carolina Housing Coalition

North Dakota

North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People

Ohio

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing

Oregon

Housing Alliance (c/o Neighborhood Partnership Fund)
Oregon Opportunity Network

Pennsylvania

Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Housing Network of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

South Carolina

Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina

Texas

Texas Association of Community Development Corporations
Texas Homeless Network
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Utah

Utah Housing Coalition

Vermont

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Virginia

Virginia Housing Alliance

Washington

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

West Virginia

West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, Inc.

NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

Benefits

State partners participate in monthly conference calls, twice-yearly meetings, and frequent email discussions, exchanging information and building their advocacy capacity.

Guidelines for Being an NLIHC State Partner

  1. Organization’s purpose: Advocating for housing for low income people is an important facet of the organization’s overall work.
  2. Organization’s structure: It is a nonprofit with a membership base. Membership may be broad (i.e. include business/industry groups), as long as there is no conflict with NLIHC policy
  3. Organization’s geographic reach: It does not have to be a statewide organization if it is willing to advocate on behalf of NLIHC policy priorities by engaging networks in the state and contacting federal officials.
  4. Organization’s relationship with NLIHC: A. The organization should be a NLIHC member. To become a member, click here. B. The organization should accept NLIHC’s priorities and be willing to serve as a primary advocate in the state on behalf of those priorities by directly contacting federal officials and by urging its network in the state to do the same. C. The organization should participate in other NLIHC activities with other state partners (e.g., monthly conference calls, twice-yearly meetings in Washington, D.C., and distribution of Out of Reach and other resources and materials).

State Coalition Partner calls/webinars are held at 4 p.m. ET on the fourth Tuesday of every month. These calls/webinars are for State Coalition Partners.  Contact outreach@nlihc.org for details.

Become a State Partner

NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting outreach@nlihc.org

State Coalition Partners