Our Mission

The Coalition’s mission is to help transition homeless and at-risk individuals and families to self-sufficiency through housing programs and supportive services.

Our Purpose

Provide direct supportive service to individuals who are homeless. We provide temporary housing, food case management, substance abuse counseling, employment and housing placement assistance.

Coalition’s History

The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, an inter-religious organization created the Coalition for the Homeless (CFH) in 1979 through its Hunger Task Force. The Coalition was incorporated on August 18, 1981 as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit in the District of Columbia.  Since the date of incorporation, the Coalition’s response to the needs of the homeless have changed and expanded. The Coalition efforts are focused on housing and direct services.

Our Vision

Rebuilding lives through the elimination of homelessness

Our Top Three Goals

Help individuals find permanent housing

Help individuals obtain employment

Advocate for more affordable housing


  • 1234 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite C-1015
  • DC, Washington 20005
  • (202) 347-8870

Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service/Department of the Treasury.



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