Created in 1981, the Coalition embraces a collaborative approach to unify people and mobilize resources to support its mission. The Coalition has been committed to tackling difficult problems that impact families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of losing their homes. It works to maintain awareness of the accelerating challenges of poverty and homelessness. Seen as a leader and expert in its field, the agency is called upon by peer organizations and state agencies to share its knowledge and expertise. Since its origin, the Coalition has been committed to developing programs that meet an unmet need, which in turn leads to long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness.