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The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) thanks all of its advocates, service providers, and homeless individuals for providing information for the report. We are extremely grateful for the time and efforts of our volunteers, interns and staff who assisted in the publication.

The following individuals and organizations assisted in the publication of this report:

Emmett Keller, a Muskingum College (OH) graduate (’05) researched, wrote and edited the narrative portion of the report.

Natalie Khorochev, an intern from University of California at Berkeley contributed to the formatting and editing of the report.

Tim King, a student activist (’06) at North Park University in Chicago, conducted the initial research and writing for the report.

Michelle Lee, NCH’s Graphic/Web Designer, did the final editing and layout.

Molly Neck, Director of Programs, National Coalition for the Homeless, served as an advisor for the 2004 report.  She was the editor of the 2002 report and advised on the 2003 report.

Hanh Nguyen, an from intern from Allegheny College (PA) (’06), did the research and writing on the “bum” video section of this report.

Adam C. Sloane, an attorney with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, provided pro bono legal assistance for this 2004 report, plus the five previous reports done in 1999 through 2003.

Michael Stoops, acting executive director of NCH, provides staffing support for the Civil Rights Work Group/Grassroots Organizing Committee, a nationwide network of homeless advocates committed to documenting and stopping civil rights violations of homeless individuals. He is also the project director for NCH’s National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project (NCHROP). He has served as overall advisor of this 2004 report and the five previous hate crimes/violence reports published from 1999 through 2003.

Hunter Williams, an intern from Davidson College (NC) contributed to the formatting and editing of the report.

Special gratitude is also extended to members of NCH’s Civil Rights Work Group/ Grassroots Organizing Committee and the state field site representatives of the National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project for their news reports, continued dialogue, and tireless work and dedication to eradicating civil rights violations against people experiencing homelessness.

The National Coalition for the Homeless extends its appreciation to the following funding sources:

-                Division of Church and Society/World Hunger/Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

-                Presbyterian Church (USA)/Urban Ministries

-                Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.


National Coalition for the Homeless
2201 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037-1033

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