It is well known that the life of homeless people is a struggle, riddled with uncertainty and the near constant search for basic necessities of life like food and shelter. Few people, however realize that on top of these challenges, homeless men, women and youth must frequently endure harassment, prejudice and violence.
In 2004, CPHV began a project investigating harassment and hate motivated violence directed at Maine’s homeless population. With interviews of over 130 homeless men and women, in addition to 30 service providers, we were able to document this disturbing social problem and offer important policy recommendations to address it.
Download a copy of Homeless and Hated: Bias Motivated Violence, Degradation and Discrimination Against Maine’s Homeless, after November 1, 2005.