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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Sidney Stern Memorial