Kristin Colangelo is a formally homeless mother of three. She has organized poor and homeless families for the past 20 years. She is the Membership Director, the National Secretary and one of the regional organizers of the National Union of the Homeless. She is the coordinator of the University of the Poor’s Homeless Union History Project that facilitates and supports poor and homeless organizing nationally which includes the organization of Homeless Unions. She is on the Steering Committee of Put People First – PA, a grass-roots, base building organization that is building independent political power of the poor and dispossessed in PA through the struggle for healthcare as a human right. She is a member of the Kairos Center’s Education Committee and the New Jersey Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.