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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, reading the roots of the matter, courses that tackle it, present study, and public perceptions of homelessness.

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

• incorporates a listing of enterprises, institutions, and govt agencies―national, federal, and international

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October. President George Bush signs into law a new program aimed at homeless persons in rural areas, and a new demonstration program called "Safe Havens," intended to reach seriously mentally ill homeless people who are unwilling or unable to participate in other programs. The first nationwide mock-ballot election for homeless people is held. Over 1,500 homeless people in 16 states cast ballots. November. L. 102-590, the Comprehensive Services for Homeless Veterans Act. December. President-elect Bill Clinton calls for a national summit on homelessness and housing.

At the beginning of the 1980s, the prevailing stereotype of a homeless person was that of a middle-aged white urban male alcoholic, a transient who either wandered the country (as a "vagrant," "tramp," or "hobo") or inhabited downtown "skid row'' areas characterized by low-cost hotels and bars. Most of all, this person was viewed as "shiftless" for not living a "responsible" life with job and family, and blameworthy for whatever poverty, misery, or suffering accompanied this voluntarily chosen lifestyle.

July. September. 1981February. Demonstrators block Pennsylvania Avenue in response to the cuts in federal programs for poor people announced in the first Reagan Administration budget the previous evening. Page 16 March. Private Lives/Public Spaces released in New York City, after researchers Kim Hopper and Ellen Baxter complete a lengthy survey of homeless people in that city. June. August. Consent decree signed in Callahan v. September. October. November. Building commences on "Reaganville" demonstration tent encampment in Lafayette Park, across from the White House by members of CCNV, who serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the park; protest is to recall the "Hooverville" homeless settlements of the Depression.

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