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By Mary Ellen Hombs

ISBN-10: 0874367255

ISBN-13: 9780874367256

With 50 percentage new fabric, this 3rd variation breaks this complicated subject into key parts, analyzing the roots of the matter, courses that handle it, present learn, and public perceptions of homelessness.

• files contain ecu laws on homelessness, the foreign invoice of Rights, and the Istanbul assertion on Human Settlements

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

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February. April. The National Coalition for the Homeless issues a report sharply criticizing the census count of some homeless people conducted in 1990. According to the coalition, the count missed at least two-thirds of the limited number of people who were the object of the effort. Missing from any census plan for the "Street and Shelter Night" count were domestic-violence shelters, persons living doubled up, and homeless people living in boxes, railcars, or abandoned buildings. Two-thirds of the nation's local jurisdictions made no attempt at a count.

Various agencies of the federal government have even used several different definitions during the last decade. " 3 This definition, it should be noted, does not include people in halfway houses or long-term Page 5 detoxification residences, or incarcerated persons who would otherwise be in shelters or on the streets. However, battered women are included, if they are on the streets, in a shelter, or in a group house. S. "8 These definitions do not reflect the other, less tangible aspects of homelessness, as described in this statement by the National Page 6 Coalition for the Homeless: "Being homeless means more than not having a place to sleep.

1988February. Ten thousand homeless people, their supporters, and civil rights leaders march in Atlanta just prior to the "Super Tuesday" presidential primaries. Page 20 April. , as comprehensive service model. July. Mixon v. SeptemberNovember. S. 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.

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