Tent Cities in America - National Coalition for the Homeless

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Tent Cities in America A Pacific Coast Report March, 2010

A Report From

National Coalition for the Homeless www.nationalhomeless.org

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A Report From

National Coalition for the Homeless www.nationalhomeless.org March, 2010

Acknowledgements Many thanks to the staff, fellows, interns and volunteers of the National Coalition for the Homeless who helped prepare this report. Special thanks to: Christopher Herring, Research Fellow Lauren Tatro, Student Intern, College of the Holy Cross, class of 2010 Katherine Streit, Student Intern, American University, class of 2011 Lindsey Merritt, Student Intern, James Madison University, class of 2010 Michael Stoops, Director of Community Organizing, National Coalition for the Homeless Neil J. Donovan, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless

National Coalition for the Homeless wishes to thank the additional research support provided by its contributing national members, as well as representatives and citizens of tent cities across the nation.

National Coalition for the Homeless

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The National Coalition for the Homeless The National Coalition for the Homeless, founded in 1982, works to bring about social change necessary to prevent and end homelessness and to protect the rights of people experiencing homelessness. NCH achieves this by engaging our membership in policy advocacy, capacity building, and sharing solutions to homelessness with the greater community. NCH is a national network of people who are currently or formerly homeless, activists and advocates, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness. We are committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness and working to meet the immediate needs of people who are currently experiencing homelessness.

Senior Management and Staff Washington, DC Office Neil Donovan

Michael Stoops

Megan Hustings

Executive Director

Director of Community Organizing

Director of Development

Michael O’Neill

Bob Reeg

Charles Bontrager

Director of Speakers’ Bureau

Director of Public Policy

Policy Advocate

Joan Davis Administrative Assistant National Field Staff Kara Bane

Steve Kever

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Daytona Beach, FL)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Phillip Banze

Caitlin Kilgallin

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Macon, GA)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Daytona Beach, F

Tiffany Barclay

Jaron Kunkel

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Atlanta, GA)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Athens, GA)

Annie Bittick

Michelle Lee

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Macon, GA)

Webmaster/Graphic Designer

Chelsea Carnes

John Milster

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Gainesville, FL)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Ft. Myers, FL)

National Coalition for the Homeless

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National Field Staff (Cont.) Joshua Castro

Tamara Patton

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Atlanta, GA)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Jacksonville, FL)

Tracey Crocker

Jacob Reiter

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Tampa, FL)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Talahassee, FL)

Eryn Dailey-Demby

Emily Richburg

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Atlanta, GA)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Miami, FL)

Margaret Djekovic

R. Dawn Riley

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Tampa, FL)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Atlanta, GA)

Jacqueline Dowd

G.W. Rolle

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Orlando, FL)

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Pi