American homelessness: a reference handbook by Mary Ellen Hombs

By Mary Ellen Hombs

With 50 percentage new fabric, this 3rd version breaks this complicated subject into key components, interpreting the roots of the matter, courses that handle it, present examine, and public perceptions of homelessness.

• files comprise ecu laws on homelessness, the overseas invoice of Rights, and the Istanbul announcement on Human Settlements

• features a listing of companies, institutions, and govt agencies―national, federal, and international

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An annual mayors' survey in 1992 found that in 29 major cities, up to 50 percent of homeless people were employed. 17 Fewer Safety-Net Programs and Less Available Affordable Housing The benefits programs that once would have constituted a final protection from the streets have been greatly eroded. Programs designed to help people out of poverty or ease its misery have been cut or have failed to keep up with the cost of living. Cuts often occur in the form of tightened eligibility standards. The influence of income problems on the search for housing is very real, because the critical shortage of low-cost housing makes the difference between chronic hardship and outright homelessness.

He has written widely on the problems of the mentally ill homeless. E. Fuller Torrey E. , specializing in schizophrenia. For five years in the early 1970s, Torrey was special assistant to the director of the National Institute of Mental Health; subsequently he spent eight years as a staff psychiatrist at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington. He has extensive professional experience with homeless women. Page 33 4 Facts and Statistics SEVERAL AREAS OF INFORMATION are useful in trying to understand contemporary American homelessness, and this chapter looks at a few of the most critical topics.

December. 1989January. February. June. Palmieri v. October. November. Eleven men and women arrested after taking over vacant government-owned housing in Tucson, Arizona, are acquitted by a city magistrate on the grounds that their trespassing constituted a lesser evil than the imminent harm posed by homelessness. December. , rules that the federal government must make available thousands of vacant federal buildings for homeless people during the coming winter. The judge found that the federal government had made "pitifully few" properties available as required under the McKinney Act, and ordered a strict schedule for compliance.

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