Are you a vehicle resident?

  • Do you live in a vehicle as your primary accommodation?
  • Do you work in community outreach or social services with people who live in vehicles?
  • Do you want to learn more about legal advocacy and public policies to protect the civil rights of vehicle residents?
  • Do you have expertise you can contribute to our conversations about vehicle residency?

CLICK HERE to learn about the National Vehicle Residency Collective

CLICK HERE to learn more about our partners and sponsors.

CLICK HERE to contact us and join our meetings.

About the Summit

November 20, 2022 – Announcement from the Coordinators:

The 2022 Summit has successfully completed! We had a fantastic event! The National Vehicle Residency Summit brought together 450 attendees from across the country for two inspiring days of learning, sharing, and community. Thank you to all of our amazing presenters and attendees for making this inaugural event a success! We will put the recorded sessions and materials on our website at, when available. You can keep the momentum going now by joining the National Vehicle Residency Collective. Just visit the website, find “Join”, and click on “Join the Collective.” We hope to see you again soon!

The Vehicle Residency Summit will be held on November 18-19, 2022 as a virtual event, using Zoom. This is right on the heels of the National Forum on the Right to Human Housing.

Summit speakers will include:

Topics will include:

  • Who are vehicle residents
  • Criminalization of vehicle residency / Fighting towing and impoundment 
  • State and federal policies / Federal definition of homelessness and funding for parking programs
  • Raising positive public awareness around vehicle residency
  • Why our public lands are closing and how to stop it/How to fight closures of public space
  • Vehicles as Permanent Housing

CLICK HERE to see the full schedule of sessions!

The National Vehicle Residency Summit (NVRS) is brought to you by volunteers from the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, National Homelessness Law Center, the Homes on Wheels Alliance, and Cheap RV Living.