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Drawing on data from the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients (NSHAPC), and extending their pioneering work, the authors examine every aspect of homelessness in America, from how many homeless people there are, where they are, and why they became homeless, to how long their homelessness lasts.
A comprehensive history of U.S. housing policy that illuminates the political struggles that have accompanied the nation's effort to assist those citizens who are in desperate need of decent, affordable housing.
Persistent patterns of segregation by race and income still exist in housing and schools, along with a growing emphasis on rapid metropolitan development (sprawl) that encourages upwardly mobile families to abandon older communities and their problems. This dual pattern is becoming increasingly important as America grows more diverse than ever and economic inequality increases.
Homelessness in small towns and rural areas is on the rise. Drawing on interviews with and case studies of three hundred children and their families, with supporting statistics from federal, state, and private agencies, Vissing illustrates the impact this social problem has upon education, health, and the economy.
This book examines trends, outcomes and future directions of U.S. fair and affordable housing policy. It focuses on four areas of interest: fair housing policy, affordable housing finance, equitable approaches to land use, rent vouchers, and homeownership policy.