Coalition On Homelessness

The Coalition on Homelessness organizes homeless people and front line service providers to create permanent solutions to homelessness, while working to protect the human rights of those forced to remain on the streets.





The Coalition on Homelessness is a homeless advocacy and social justice organization that focuses on creating long-term solutions to homelessness, poverty, and housing issues in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1987, the Coalition has since remained a leader in homeless advocacy over the years. The Coalition on Homelessness has also founded the newspaper Street Sheet, the Community Housing Partnership, and the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP).

The Coalition operates on a bottom-up grassroots organizing model, centering peer surveys and outreach. This methodology allows its advocacy and policies to be shaped by those experiencing homelessness, rather than policy makers. To ensure this independence, the Coalition has committed to refusing any form of government funding. The Coalition organizes every project through work-groups led by staff and volunteers, focusing on a variety of areas including homeless shelter, behavioral health treatment, affordable housing, and decriminalization of homelessness