To be the preeminent housing and urban research organization, one which conducts policy analysis and creates and synthesizes data and evidence through open, challenging, creative, collaborative, diverse, and respectful exchanges of ideas to move policy and improve American communities and lives.



The mission of the Administration on Aging (AoA) is to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective systems of long-term care and livable communities across the United States. AoA serves as the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers, and works with and through the National Aging Services Network to carry out its mission.


National Center for Lesbian Rights

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education.