Resources: Poverty and Homelessness

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

“The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) works to make women in developing countries an integral part of alleviating global poverty… ICRW research identifies women’s contributions to their communities and the barriers – like HIV, violence, lack of education – that prevent them from being economically stable and able to fully participate in society.” This site provides “evidence-based plans for program designers, donors and policymakers that empower women to control their lives and help shape the future of their communities.”
http://www.icrw.org/

National Alliance to End Homelessness

“The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. By improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders, the Alliance has become a leading voice on this issue.”
http://www.endhomelessness.org/

National Poverty Center

“The National Poverty Center (NPC) was established in the fall of 2002 as a university-based, nonpartisan research center. We conduct and promote multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research on the causes and consequences of poverty and provide mentoring and training to young scholars.”
http://npc.umich.edu/

PolicyLink

“PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity … PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper.” This site provides research and resources on such issues as concentrated poverty, gentrification and displacement, equitable development and regional equity, regional growth and development, and mixed income neighborhoods..”
http://www.policylink.org/