About Us


The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) is a nonprofit membership organization formed in 1991 as an association of emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, nonprofit housing and service programs, government programs, and concerned citizens from across the state.

MCAH empowers over 650 Michigan homeless service agencies through public awareness activities, advocacy at the state and federal level, and support services that bring in national expertise and best practices. Our understanding of homelessness is driven by extensive and varied experience in the field and on-going primary and secondary research and analysis.

Together, we can prevent and end homelessness in Michigan.

Our Mission
The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness is dedicated to creating a sustainable statewide voice and the infrastructure and systemic change needed to empower communities to end homelessness.

Our Work


We lead public awareness and educational opportunities so that decision makers and the public can make informed decisions about how we can work together to end homelessness in our state.


We work with community advocates from the local, state, and federal level to bring proven policies and additional resources to our state to make sure everyone in Michigan has a place to call home.


We provide programs, technical assistance, collaboration, and training for  over 600 agencies serving the tens of thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness each year in Michigan.
Our Team
Eric Hufnagel

Eric Hufnagel

Executive Director

Gerry Leslie

Gerry Leslie

MSHMIS Project Director

Kelli Beavers

Kelli Beavers

AmeriCorps Program Director

Lisa Chapman

Lisa Chapman

Director of Public Policy

Khal Malik

Khal Malik

Communications Manager

Eleanor Kolasinksi

Eleanor Kolasinksi

Fund Development Assistant

Allison Green

Allison Green

Manager of Partner Training, Support, and Engagement

(517) 853-3888


HMIS Staff

Help Line: 517-485-6536

MIHelp@mihomeless.org / NCHelp@nchmis.org 

Join Us

Board of Directors

MCAH’s Board of Directors is made of state experts representing shelters, housing service providers, city and state agencies, community health, and advocates.

Learn about expectations of service 

Apply for Board or Committee service


Want to work for a statewide nonprofit that makes a difference in how we think about, talk about, and prioritize homelessness solutions for the state of Michigan? Check out our job postings as they open or let us know if you’d like to pursue volunteer opportunities.


Unpaid internships are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Interested students and recent graduates can apply via Handshake. Internships include Communications, Fund Development, and Public Policy.

Contact Allison Green for more information


Membership with MCAH opens up new doors for you and your organization. Join today to support our work and to access member-only benefits including event discounts.

Become an individual member 

online form

paper form

Become an organizational member

online form  

paper form 


MCAH is recruiting Host Sites for our AmeriCorps Programs! Learn more about our programs and apply to host an AmeriCorps member or AmeriCorps VISTA member by June 18.

AmeriCorps VISTA RFP

AmeriCorps RFP