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NCJ Number: 120449 Find in a Library
Title: Homelessness in the United States, Volume I: State Surveys
Editor(s): J A Momeni
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 258
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-313-25566-0
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Research specialists in homelessness draw upon different data sources to present perspectives on homelessness in States and regions that cover approximately one-third of the Nation.
Abstract: The States covered are Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. The Pacific Northwest is covered as a region. The essays dramatize the national uniformity of the problem of homelessness, although profiles of the homeless may vary from State to State. In most ways, the "new" homelessness is much like the old. Most homeless people are still multiproblem men. Compared to the general population, the homeless are apt to be disabled, diseased, or mentally ill; they have attenuated kinship and friendship networks; they tend to be long-term unemployed or unemployable; and they are more likely to have histories of drug use, alcoholism, arrest, and incarceration. What is "new" about the current homelessness problem is an unprecedented shortage of low-income housing. Chapter tables and references, subject index.
Main Term(s): Homeless persons
Index Term(s): State-by-state analyses
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