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Contact: Lucy Martin
(202) 638-2535
lmartin@nlchp.org

Violent Crimes Against Homeless on the Rise
New 2007 numbers show need for new protections

Save the Date: April 29, 2008, 11 am EST

Who:
Michael Stoops, Acting Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless
Maria Foscarinis, Executive Director, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
David Pirtle, Board Member, National Coalition for the Homeless
Tulin Ozdeger, Civil Rights Program Director, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

What: Audio Press Conference
Violent Crimes Against Homeless on the Rise

When: April 29, 2008 11am EST

Call-in information is: 1-866-302-7024. Participant code: 247 1062#

To receive an advance copy of the press packet, please email lmartin@nlchp.org.

On Tuesday, April 29 the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will hold a phone-in press conference on 2007's sharp rise in hate crimes and violent attacks against homeless people in America and release a new report detailing the disturbing trend and what can be done to stop it.

A lack of shelter and affordable housing forces 44% of homeless Americans to live on the streets. Always vulnerable, they have increasingly been the victims of vicious attacks, often by teenagers and youths as young at 10 years old.

The new report, Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA 2007, includes attacks from 27 states and Puerto Rico: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

The National Coalition for the Homeless' mission is to end homelessness and poverty. NCH seeks to accomplish our mission through policy advocacy, public education, research, community organizing, and empowering the homeless population.

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty's mission is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, NLCHP pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.

National Coalition for the Homeless
2201 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1033
202-462-4822
info@nationalhomeless.org

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