The Nstional Coalition for the Homeless has released a report today entitled "Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2006." This report documents incidents of hate crimes and violent acts against people experiencing homelessness, including 20 fatal attacks.
The report also contains recommendations for action and model state legislation to respond to the issue of hate crimes against people experiencing homelessness. Thusfar the states of California and Maine have approved some legislation to respond to this issue.
For additional information see this article on CNN.com.