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International Network of Street Papers
Run from The Big Issue offices in London, INSP is a network which unites its 19 European members around a street-paper charter. The core philosophy of the charter is that all post-investment profits generated by the papers should be used to provide social support for the vendors and not for individual gain. INSP links European street papers with their counterparts in South Africa, Canada, the US and Australia as well as providing a consultancy service for its partner papers and advising on the setting up of new street papers and support initiatives for marginalized people.
INSP, C/O Layla Mewburn 71 Oxford Street, Glasgow G5 9EP United Kingdom tel: (44) (0)141 418 7000 fax: (44) (0)141 418 7061. Email: [email protected] Web:

Habitat International Coalition/Women & Shelter – Habitat II Secretariat
Co-ordinates the non-governmental organization (NGO) preparations for the UN’s Habitat II conference – ‘The City Summit’ – in Istanbul in June. Circulates People Towards Habitat II newsletter.
c/o Rooftops Canada, 2 Berkeley Street, Suite 207, Toronto Ontario, Canada M5A 2W3,
tel: 1 416 366 1445, fax: 1 416 366 3876,
Email: [email protected] Web:

Homeless International
Primarily concerned with projects for homeless people in the South.
Homeless International, Queens House 16 Queens Road Coventry UK CV1 3DF Tel: 44 1203 632802,
Fax: 44 1203 632911. Email: [email protected] Web:

Home on the Internet
Bruce Harris’ Casa Alianza has a home page on the Internet which gives plenty of background to their work with street children. Email: [email protected]

Society for Community Organization
Human-rights group active in the run-up to the Chinese take-over in 1997 and dealing with a range of issues, including the activities of the Hong Kong police, as well as homelessness.
SoCo, 52 Princess Margaret Road, 3/Fl, Homantin, Kln, Hong Kong, tel: 852 713 9165.

Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions
Particularly interested in international law and conventions.
COHRE, 3 rue de Montbrillant 1202 Geneva Switzerland Tel: (41) 22 734 1028 Fax: (41) 22 733 8336 Email: [email protected] Web:


Tenants Protection Association
Christchurch Community House, Te Whakaruruhau ki Otautahi, 187 Cashel Street, Christchurch. Tel: (03) 379 2297 Fax: (03) 366 8535. Web:

NZ Housing Network
c/o Housing Advice Centre, 243 Cuba Street, Palmerston North, tel: (06) 358 4875.


National Council of Social Services (NCOSS)
66 Albion St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. Tel: (02) 211 2599 Fax: (02) 9281 1968 Email: [email protected] Web:

NSW Association of Homeless Persons’ Services
165B Palmer St, East Sydney, NSW 2010, tel: (02) 331 1969.

Council of Homeless Persons
Level 5, 140 Queen St, Melbourne, VIC 3000, tel: (03) 9606 0766.


The main campaigning organization on housing and homelessness.
Shelter, 88 Old Street, London EC1V 9HU, Tel: (44) 020 7505 4699 Fax: (44) 020 7505 2030 Freecall: 0808 800 4444 Email: [email protected] Web:

Interested particularly in single homeless people.
CHAR, 5-15 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8LS, tel: (0171) 833 2071.


National Anti-Poverty Organization
Non-government advocacy group for low-income Canadians focusing on a range of issues including housing.
440-325 Dalhousie Ottawa, ON K1N 7G3 Tel: (613) 789-0096 Fax: (613) 789-0141 Email: [email protected] Web:


National Low Income Housing Coalition/ Low Income Housing Information Service
National organization focusing on housing justice for low income Americans. Represents more than 1200 groups across the country.
1012 14th St NW, Ste 1200, Washington, DC 20005, tel: 202 662-1530, fax: 202 393-1973,
Email: [email protected] Web:

National Coalition for the Homeless
National network of homeless and ex-homeless, activists and agencies committed to ending homelessness. Focus on public education, policy development and grassroots organizing.
1012 Fourteenth Street, NW, #600, Washington, DC 20005-3471 Tel: 202.737.6444 Fax: 202.737.6445 Email: [email protected] Web:

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