Policy agenda

This policy agenda was developed in coordination with both our Board and people experiencing homelessness.

  • Protect, preserve, and expand the civil rights of people experiencing homelessness. 

  • To preserve ‘Guaranteed Access’ and the prevailing ‘no one turned away’ policy in Cuyahoga County that ensures everyone in the community the right to a shelter bed; and to work toward expanding this to everyone in Northeast Ohio. 

  •  Work to ensure that the homeless community is not harmed if/when there are changes to Medicaid/Medicare. 

  •  Work to preserve and protect affordable and subsidized housing. 

  • Mobilize people experiencing homelessness to achieve improvement in their community. 

  • Provide a venue for activists, social service providers and homeless people to organize and mobilize groups to support the NEOCH policy agenda and improve community understanding of homelessness. 

  •  Actively listen to those currently experiencing homelessness and intentionally respond to their concerns with initiative and leadership.

  •  Continue to enhance and expand our Training Services to social justice organizations, service providers and other community partners