With 50 percent new material, this third edition breaks this complex topic into key elements, examining the roots of the problem, programs that address it, current research, and public perceptions of homelessness.
Homelessness is all around us—from transients sleeping in parks to the working poor, forced to live in motel rooms because they can't keep up with rent or mortgage payments. This third edition of a well-received reference work examines the roots of the problem, surveys relief programs, analyzes current research, and discusses public perceptions of homelessness.
American Homelessness covers who the homeless are and why they are in such a situation; important events that have contributed to the problem; and a who's who of homelessness activism including people such as MacArthur Fellow Robert M. Hayes, the former securities lawyer who filed the landmark New York City right-to-shelter case in l979. It also includes a chronology; facts and statistics; key documents and reports; a discussion of the International Bill of Rights; a directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies; and an annotated bibliography.
• Documents include European legislation on homelessness, the International Bill of Rights, and the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements
• Includes a directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies—national, federal, and international
• Offers single-source topic depth, with coverage of history, chronology, events, facts, statistics, and key figures, and provides thorough listings of print and nonprint resources for further research
• Includes an extensive summary of "Europe against exclusion: HOUSING FOR ALL," the European Union's key policy statement