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BRINGING SOLUTIONS TO MICHIGAN

The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness advocates at the local, state, and federal level for proven policies and additional resources to make sure everyone in Michigan has a home. There are many ways for you to join us in our advocacy work – from our Legislative Action Committee, to our annual advocacy day!

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2019 – 2020 Legislative Priorities

Over the next two years, MCAH will dedicate our policy work towards finding state solutions to both increase access and decrease barriers to safe, affordable rental units for individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their home. Learn more about our 2019-2020 legislative priorities.

 

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Legislative Action Committee

MCAH’s Legislative Action Committee is a vehicle for volunteers to help shape policy on issues of homelessness in Michigan. Together, we:

  • Identify and work toward policy that better represents the needs of the homeless population throughout our state;
  • Discuss and strategize with viewpoints from the field, urban and rural communities, and the state capitol;
  • Train and educate ourselves and decision makers about the impact of policy on individuals and families experiencing homelessness;
  • Engage and advocate with policy makers to enact change and improve the lives of our clients, friends, family, and fellow Michiganders.

Sign up for our eNewsletter to join LAC and receive updates on MCAH legislative activities and register for our monthly webinar on the first Monday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00.

Meeting recordings available at MCAH’s YouTube Channel.

Homelessness Advocacy Day

 

Each Spring, MCAH brings over 100 advocates together from around the state to participate in our Homelessness Advocacy Day. Our 2021 event will look a little different this year as we host our first ever VIRTUAL Advocacy Day.

 

JOIN US ON MARCH 16 FOR OUR 5TH ANNUAL HOMELESSNESS ADVOCACY DAY!

 

Our 2021 event will be virtual with legislative meetings happening on Zoom. We hope you’ll join us for a chance to advocate for affordable housing and better homelessness policy in Michigan. Registration includes access to our educational sessions, materials, and assistance with scheduling legislative meetings with your state Representative and Senator.

Register now, or for more information about how you can get involved, contact Laurel Burchfield at LBurchfield@mihomeless.org// 517-853-3894

Rep. Wittenberg speaks at 2019 Homelessness Advocacy Day

2019 Homelessness Advocacy Day Participants

2019 Homelessness Advocacy Day Participants with Rep Hood

2018 Homelessness Advocacy Day Participants

2018 Homelessness Advocacy Day Participants

2018 Homelessness Advocacy Day Participants with Rep Brann

2018 Homelessness Advocacy Day Participants

Thank You to Our State and Federal Advocacy Partners