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A CALL TO INVESTIGATE HATE CRIMES/VIOLENCE COMMITTED AGAINST PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

Over the past six years (1999-2004) advocates and homeless shelter providers from around the country have received news reports of men, women and even children being harassed, kicked, set on fire, beaten to death, and even decapitated.  From 1999 through 2004 there have been 386 acts of violence, resulting in 156 deaths of people experiencing homelessness, and 230 victims of non-lethal violence.  These incidents took place in 140 different cities from 39 states and Puerto Rico.  The perpetrators were housed individuals overwhelmingly teens and young adults.

NCH calls on Congress for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation into the nature and scope of violent acts and crimes that occur against people experiencing homelessness.  People who are forced to live and sleep on the streets for lack of an appropriate alternative are in extremely vulnerable situations.  We must ensure protection of civil rights for everyone, regardless of their economic circumstances or housing status. Please take a moment to sign on below.

 
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National Coalition for the Homeless

2201 P St. NW

Washington, DC 20037-1033

Phone: (202) 462-4822 ext. 19

Fax: (202) 462-4283

Email: mstoops@nationalhomeless.org

 

 

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

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