Movement Organizations

Thousands of organizations across the country are part of a growing human right to housing movement in the United States.  Below are some national, regional and local organizations that are part of this motion and are either featured in More Than A Roof, contributed to its production or have expressed interest in using the film in their movement building efforts.


Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights: A national coalition of housing rights organizations and community groups working to reclaim the government’s commitment to provide decent housing for everyone.

Housing Justice Movement: The Housing Justice Movement (HJM) is a coalition of grassroots organizing groups fighting for safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing for all.

National Alliance of HUD Tenants: A multicultural, tenant-controlled alliance of tenant organizations in privately-owned, multifamily HUD-assisted housing.  Hundreds of tenant associations representing thousands of tenants in every region of the country are already involved.

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative: In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty: The NLCHP works to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

National Training & Information Center: National Training & Information Center is a national policy, research, and training center for communities who were tired of seeing their neighborhoods torn apart by federal housing foreclosures and bank redlining.

Poverty Initiative: Poverty Initiative focuses on raising up generations of religious and community leaders committed to building a movement to end poverty, led by the poor.

Right to the City: Right to the City is a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.

Take Back the Land: Take Back the Land is a movement rooted in housing is a human right, local community control over land and housing, leadership by impacted communities, and direct action oriented campaigns.


Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign (Chicago, IL)

City Life — Vida Urbana (Boston, MA)

Los Angeles Community Action Network (Los Angeles, CA)

May Day New Orleans (New Orleans, LA

Northeast Pennsylvania Organizing Center (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Picture the Homeless (New York, NY)

United Workers (Baltimore, MD)

Vermont Workers Center (Burlington, VT)

WRAP: Western Regional Advocacy Project (San Francisco, CA)

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