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NCH Reports and Papers
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Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2007

Foreclosure to Homelessness: the Forgotten Victims of the Subprime Crisis

A new report on homeless deaths, "Dying Without Digity."

Since 1990, NCH has sponsored National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day on or near the first day of winter (December 21) to remember our homeless friends who have paid the ultimate price for our nation's failure to address the issue.This year the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) has joined us in co-sponsoring this event. Click here to view the 2007 Memorial Day manual.

Feeding Intolerance: Cities Cracking Down on Groups Feeding Hungry, Says New Report released in November 2007.

2007-2008 Voting Rights Manual

Report on "couch-homeless," precariously housed people.

Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2006

Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2005

Without Housing, a major report released November 14 by Western Regional Advocacy Project, the National HCH Council and others, documents the impact of cuts to mainstream housing programs on homelessness.

A Dream Denied: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities. A Report by The National Coalition for the Homeless and The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, January 2006.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Jan 08. Organizing Manual. Co-sponsored annually by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will be held November 16-22, 2008.

National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Organizing Manual: June 08. Organizing Manual for National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, Sunday, December 21, 2008, Co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. A Manual for planning local events to memorialize those who have died while homeless.

Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2004

"Illegal to be Homeless" report 2004: the report targets escalating civil rights abuses against homeless people and identifies the 20 "meanest" cities in the country.

Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2003

Globalization and Labor: A Three-part series on the Universal Living Wage as it relates to Globalization.

Universal Living Wage Effect on Business and Taxpayers.

NCH's nondiscrimination policy for shelters, transitional housing, group homes or any public and/or private housing.

Questions and Answers About the 'Chronic Homelessness Initiative.'

Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2002. This annual report on hate crimes also includes a four-year study examining hate crimes and violence committed against people experiencing homelessness from 1999 - 2002. A main objective of this report is to educate lawmakers, advocates, and the general public about the problem of hate crimes and violence against people who are homeless in order to instigate change and ensure protection of civil rights for everyone, regardless of their economic circumstances or housing status. Prepared by the National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project, a project of NCH.

HATE: a Compilation of Violent Crimes Committeed Against Homeless People in the U.S. in 2001: A main objective of this report is to educate lawmakers, advocates, and the general public about the problem of hate crimes and violence against people who are homeless in order to instigate change and ensure protection of civil rights for everyone, regardless of their economic circumstances or housing status. Prepared by the National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project, a project of NCH.

Poverty Vs. Pathology: What's "Chronic" About Homelessness: In this paper, NCH charges that the terminology"chronic homelessness" distorts the history, causes, and nature of homelessness; that the policies that accompany the initiative pit vulnerable populations against each other in competition for scarce federal resources; and that the "chronic homeless" initiative as a whole - terminology and policy - is short-sighted and likely to exacerbate, rather than end, homelessness. The paper notes that the "chronic homeless" initiative is especially misguided at a time when the affordable housing gap is at a record high and the economic recession is forcing many people out of work and into homelessness.

Illegal to be Homeless: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the U.S., January 2002: This report finds that more jurisdictions are enacting laws that effectively criminalize homelessness by prohibiting activities such as sleeping or camping in public, even when no shelter beds are available. The report finds that the use of these ordinances is increasing. Data samplings from 80 communities, both urban and rural, in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Almost 80% of the cities surveyed in the report have laws that prohibit sleeping/camping in public areas. Meanwhile, 100 percent of communities surveyed lack enough shelter beds to meet demand. The report is published by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless.

NCH's Position on the Census and Homelessness
NCH believes that people without housing should be counted by the Census for the same reasons that people with housing should be counted -- in order to have more comprehensive demographic information about communities, including more accurate data on poverty. However, NCH opposes the release of a separate "count" of people enumerated in homeless situations (at selected service sites and identified outdoor locations) because such a number would be, by its very nature, both inaccurate and misleading, and therefore lead to uninformed decision-making by policymakers.

Hungry for Action: Homeless People’s Experience with the Food Stamp Program
In pursuit of economic justice, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) has set forth core principles that guide its work. Among, them NCH believes that all people, including people experiencing homelessness, who are unable to secure livable income through their own means, need economic and socials supports to enable them to do so. Furthermore, people in homeless situations deserve access to economic and social supports through the same systems and programs available to people with housing. One such program is the Food Stamp Program, an income security program for people experiencing hunger.


 

 

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