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