PRRAC Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Home About PRRAC Current Projects Publications Newsletters Resources Contact Us Support PRRAC Join Our Email List

PRRAC Resources Library - Homelessness

April-June 2016

back to top
  • Homeless Rights Advocacy Project Identifies Laws That Unfairly Target the Visibly Poor A report by the Seattle University School of Law Homeless Rights Advocacy Project. bit.ly/1QWKCLC [15150]

July/August 2015

back to top
  • Criminalization of homelessness in Washington State: a series of in-depth policy briefs from the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University School of Law, available at www.law.seattleu.edu [14938]

July/August 2014

back to top
  • "Lava Me" is a recent San Francisco invention, going international, to recondition deoommissioned buses into mobile showers, with fixed daily stops, so homeless people can take showers. Great story on it in July 13, 2014 SF Chronicle. p. C1 [14710]

May/June 2014

back to top
  • "Leaving Homelessness Behind: Housing Decisions Among Families Exiting Shelter," by Benjamin W. Fisher, Lindsay S. Mayberry, Marybeth Shinn & Jill Khadduri (23 pp.), appeared in the April 2014 issue of Housing Policy Debate. [14663]

  • Uncensored: American Family Experience with Poverty & Homelessness is the Fall 2013, 29-page issue of Uncensored, published by the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness. 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, www.ICPHusa.org [14644]

March/April 2014

back to top
  • "A Homeless Bill of Righsts" (Jan. 2014) has been written by Prof. Sara Rankin of the Seattle U. School of Law. She is regularly updating it but would be glad to send you a hard copy of the most recent version. 206/398-4393, rankin@seattleu.edu [14539]

  • Home Visiting for Homeless Families Demonstration Project is being carried out in Chicago. Inf. from Mark Valentine, 312/453-1974, mvalentine@ounceofprevention.org [14499]

  • "The Housing Vaccine for Homeless Families: It's time to do what works" is a Feb. 13, 2014 blogpost from Dr. Megan Sandel. Inf. from ChildrensHealthWatch, 617/444-6366, childrenshealthwatch@childrenshealthwatch.org [14552]

January/February 2014

back to top
  • "Homelessness is a Public Health Issue," by Barbara Poppe, a short Dec. 2013 blog, is available (likely free) from Misha Galley, communications@usich.gov at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1275 First Street NE, Suite 227, Wash., DC, 20002. [14417]

  • Homelessness: The American Journal of Public Health published a 111-page Supplement 2 (to Vol. 103, No. S2, 2013) on homelessness, with over 3 dozen articles, research reports, etc.(many -- but by means all -- focusing on homeless veterans). Amer. Public Health Assn. is reachable at 202/777-APHA [14410]

November/December 2013

back to top
  • "Homeless Education Advocacy Manual Disaster Edition," focusing mainly on homeless students, including those made homeless by disasters, is available (updated edition) at www.nlchp.org/content/pubs/DisasterManual1.pdf [14347]

  • "Predictors of Homelessness during the Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood" (2013?) is available (likely free) from Chapin Hall at the Univ. of Chicago. Contact Christopher Jones, 773/753-5900, cjones@chapinhall.org, [14263]

July/August 2013

back to top
  • Ears Up, Ears Down: A Dog's Journey Home, by Ralph da Costa Nunez & Margaret Menghini (2013[?]), is part of "Stories for children ... about homelessness" from the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, www.ICPHusa.org/homeatlast. For K-5 children. $14.95 for the storybook, $1.95 for the accompanying activity book. [13983]

  • "Pushing to the Goal: Three Ways to Accelerate Ending Veteran Homelessness" (2013?) is available (no price given) from the Interagency Council on Homelessness, 202/708-4663. [13960]

  • "Rapidly Rehousing Homeless Families: NYC-A Case Study" (April 2013) is available (no price given) from the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., 4th flr., NYC, NY 10003 [13969]

  • "Stabilzing Homeless Adults in Crisis: Public Costs for Homeless Clients of San Francisco's Collaborative Courts" (March 2013[?]) can be downloaded from the Economic Roundtable website: http://www.economicrt.org/ Contact is ER Pres. Daniel Flaming, danflaming@economicrt.org [13978]

May/June 2013

back to top
  • "The American Almanac of Family Homelessness" (2013) provides a state-by-state analysis of family homelessness statistics, policies, and programing. Available (no price listed) from The Inst. for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., 4th flr., NYC, NY 10003, info@cphusa.org [13926]

March/April 2013

back to top
  • "Are California's Homeless Children Being Left Behind?Analyzing the Implementation of McKinney-Vento Education Rights in California," by Illinois Poverty Summit & Taylor Pospichel, appeared in 10 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. (2013) [13850]

  • "Are California's Homeless Children Being Left Behind?Analyzing the Implementation of McKinney-Vento Education Rights in California," by Taylor Pospichel, appeared in 10Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. (2013) [13851]

  • "Homeless Rates Held Level Amid Recession, Study Says, but Big Gains Are Elusive" details HUD's annual report to Congress. See Dec. 10, 2012 NY Times. [13826]

  • "HUD Point in Time Estimates Slight Decline [in Homelessness] in 2011" is available at http:/bit.ly/Zrlhns [13794]

  • "Louisville Metro Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program: Evolution & Impact 2009-2012" is a 2012 report by the Louisville Urban League. Available (no price given) from the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, PO Box 4533, Louisville, KY 40204; downloadable at http:www.metropolitanhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/member_docs/HPRP%20Report%20Final.pdf [13814]

  • "The Importance of Representation in Eviction Cases and Homelessness Preventtion" (40 pp. + Apps., 2012) is available (no price given) from the Boston Bar Assn., 617/778-1902 [13802]

  • "The Importance of Representation in Eviction Cases and Homelessness Prevention" (40 pp. + Apps., 2012) is available (no price given) from the Boston Bar Assn., 617/778-1902. [13803]

  • Uncensored is the periodical of the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness. The 33-page Spring 2012 issue is subheaded, "American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness." Available (no price listed) from the Institute, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.ICPHusa.org [13805]

  • "Understanding Homelessness," by Peter Somerville appeared in the Jan.10, 2013 issue of Housing, Theory and Society. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2012.756096 [13845]

November/December 2012

back to top
  • "Report on 2010 Census Emergency & Transitional Shelter Programs" is available via The Bureau of the Census, 301/763-3000. [13681]

September/October 2012

back to top

July/August 2012

back to top
  • "Homeless Incidence and Risk Factors for Becoming Homeless in Veterans" is a 61-page, July[?] 2012 Veterans Adm. report, available at http://va.gov/oig/publications/reports-list.asp [13509]

  • "Homelessness: Fragmentation and Overlap in Programs Highlight Need to Identify, Access, and Reduce Inefficiences" is a May, 2012 GAO report: http://www.gov/products/GAO-12-491. [13529]

  • "New Jersey Faces New Poverty: Rising Family Homelessness in Bergen County," a 4-page, Nov. 2011 policy brief, is available (possibly free) from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, add contact inf, www.ICPHusa.org [13483]

May/June 2012

back to top
  • "Searching Out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness" (53 pp., 2012) is available (likely free) from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 409 3rd St. SW, #310, Wash., DC 20024, usich@usich.gov, www.usich.gov [13422]

March/April 2012

back to top
  • "Banking on Vacancy: Homelessness & Real Estate Speculation" is a Jan. 2012 report by Picture the Homeless. Available from them (no price given), 2427 Morris Ave., 2nd flr., Bronx, NY 10468, 646/314-6423, adrian@picturethehomeless.org [13329]

  • "Ending Homelessness among Older Adults and Elders through Permanent Supportive Housing" (41 pp., Dec. 2011) is available (no price given) from Hearth, 1640 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118, agarmey@hearth-home.org [13345]

  • "The Role of Supportive Housing in Homeless Children's Well-Being: An Investigation of Child Welfare and Educational Outcomes," by Saahoon Hong & Kristine N. Piescher (31 pp., Winter 2012) is issue No. 11 of MiniLink -- Minnesota-Linking Infomation for Kids. Available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Minn. School of Social Work. [13282]

  • "The State of Homelessness in America 2012" Jor inf. on this Jan. 2012 report, contact the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K St. NW, #410, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-1526, naeh@naeh.org [13331]

  • Uncensored: American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness is a quarterly(?) published by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. The Fall 2011 issue (Vol. 2, Issue 3) is devoted to "Building Bridges to Learning: Programs Focused on Reducing Academic Gaps for Homeless Children." Inf. from the Inst., 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.ICPHusa.org [13385]

January/February 2012

back to top
  • "Criminalizing Crisis: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities" (Nov. 2011, 57 pp., plus a 151-page Advocacy Manual) is available (no price given) from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, www.nlchp.org [13082]

September/October 2011

back to top
  • "Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program: Data Collection Summary" is a 35-page, June 2011 report from the National Center for Homeless Education, downloadable at www.serve.org/nche.ibt/sc_data.php [12862]

  • "Head Start's Positive Imapact on Homeless Families" is a 4-page, Sept. 2011 Policy Brief, available (possibly free) from the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8-86 info@icphusa.org, www.ICPHusa.org [12930]

  • "UNCENSORED: American Family Experiences wth Poverty and Homelessness" (Summer 2011) is available (likely free) from The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003,UNCENSORED@ICPHusa.org, www.ICPHusa.org [12908] See full text.

July/August 2011

back to top
  • ""Simply Unacceptable": Homelessness and the Human Right to Housing in the United States 2011" (101 pp., May 2011) is available (no price listed) from The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, www.nlchp.org [12805]

  • Free Laundry & Drop-in Shower Resources A listing of such, with location and hours, was posted on a San Francisco neighborhood public library bulletin board -- a nice model for other cities. We can mail you a copy of the posted notice is you supply a SASE. [12792]

May/June 2011

back to top
  • "Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness" (ca. 65 pp., 2010) is available (likely free) from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 409 3rd St. SW, #310, Wash., DC 20024, comm unications@usich.gov [12656]

March/April 2011

back to top
  • "Costs Associated with First-Time Homelessness for Families and Individuals" (2010?) is available (no price given) from HUD USER, 800/245-2691. [12571]

  • Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County is a 2010 HBO documentary by Alexandra Pelosi. Inf. on HBO's website. [12607]

  • "On the Edge: How HUD Can Improve the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program" (30 pp., Jan. 2011) is available (possibly free) from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, They held a webinar on the report on Feb. 9.nlchp@nlchp.org [12494]

November/December 2010

back to top
  • "A Critical Moment: Children & Youth Homelessness in Our Nation's Schools" (5 pp., Sept. 2010), from First Focus and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youthm is available (possibly free) from www.naehcy.org [12214]

  • "Costs Associated with First-Time Homelessness for Families and Individuals" (July 2010), reporting research results from Des Moines, Houston, Jacksonville, Wash., DC, Kalamazoo and a large area of upstate S. Carolina, is available (likely free) from HUD's Office of Polioy Development & Research. [12250]

  • "Life after Transitional Housing for Homeless Families" (July 2010), reporting research results from Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, Detroit, Houston/Harris&Benton Counties, San Diego City&County, Seattle/King County, is available (likely free) from HUD's Office of Polioy Development & Research. [12252]

  • "Strategies for Improving People's Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services" (July 2010), reporting research results from Albany, NY, Albuquerque, Metropolitan Denver, Miami-Dade County, Norfolk, Portland, ME, and Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, is available (likely free) from HUD's Office of Polioy Development & Research. [12251]

September/October 2010

back to top
  • "Boomerang Homeless Families: Aggresive Rehousing Policies in New York City" (3 pp., Summer 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, www.icpny.org [12072]

  • "The Preservation Guide: Federal Housif and Homelessness Plans -- Potetial Tools in the Affordable Housing Preservation Toolbox" (58 pp., April 2010) is available (possibly free) from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (headed by PRRAC Bd. member Sheila Crowley), 727 15th St., NW, 6th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/662-1530, www.nlihc.org [12073]

  • Uncensored: American Family Experience with Poverty and Homelessness is a new (the 25-page Vol. I, Issue 2 was Summer 2010) publication (possibly free) from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., FL 4, NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.icpny.org [12102]

July/August 2010

back to top
  • The American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness, headed by Philip Mangano, distributes a period newsletter. Contact them at quest@abolitionistroundtable.com [11970]

March/April 2010

back to top
  • The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has launched a new interactive website, "USICH Preventing and Ending Homelesssness" as one element of the transparent process of developing the Federal Strategic Plan the, under the HEARTH Act, requires the Agency to deliver the Plan to Congress by May 20. fsp.uservoice.com [11868]

January/February 2010

back to top
  • "Ten Things You Need to Know to Live on the Streets" is a one-pager that appeared in the Aug. 3/10 issue of The Nation. If you send us (Chester Hartman at PRRAC) a SASE, we'll be happy to mail you a copy. [11797]

November/December 2009

back to top
  • "Without Housing: Decades of Federal Housing Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness, and P:olicy Failures" (65 pp., n.d. [2009?], is available (no price listed) from the Western Regional Advocacy Project, 2940 16th St., #200-2, San Francisco, CA 94103, wrap@wraphome.org, www.wraphome.org [11708]

September/October 2009

back to top
  • "Community Housing Partnership" "creates, implements and demonstrates solutions to homelessness in San Francisco by working in partnership with people who would otherwise be without a home." Their 2009 annual report is available (likely free) from 280 Turk St., SF, CA 94102, 415/929-2470, info@chp-sf.org www.chp-sf.org [11615]

  • "Greaet Scot! The Scottish Plan to End Homelessness and Lessons for the Housing Rights Movement in the United States," by Eric Tars & Caitlin Egleson (30 pp.), appeared in the Winter 2009 issue (Vol. XVI, No. 1) of Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, published by the Georgetown Univ. Law Center. [11642]

  • HEARTH Act (Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing) was passed by Congress May 2009, signed by Pres. Obama the next day. Fact sheets, summaries, analyses from the National Alliance to End Homelessness are available at www.endhomelessness.org/content/acticle/detail/2241 [11600]

  • "Homelssness and Student Learning," by Chester Hartman is a 4-page article appearing in the Fall 2009 issue of Communities & Banking, the (free) magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Copies from Caroline Ellis, Fed. Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617/973-3187, caroline.ellis@bos.frb.org www.bos.frb.org/commdev/c&b/Index.htm [11663]

  • "Homes Not Handcuffs" (July 2009) is the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty's 9th report on the criminalization of homelessness. This one identifies the "Top 10 Meanest Cities," with LA topping the list. Orlando, Atlanta, SF, St. Petersburg, Gainesville, Kalamazoo, Honolulu, Bradenton and Berkeley rounding up this list of shame. Available (no price given) from the Center, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, and from www.nlchp..org/content/pubs/2009HomesNotHandcuffs1.pdf [11651]

  • "HUD Homeless Data Likely Understates the Problem" is a July 2009 release from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, commenting on the findings of HUD's Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. Available from the Center, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, lucy@nlchp.ccsend.com [11569]

  • "HUD Homeless Data Likely Understates the Problem" is a July 2009 statement from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. They point out that HUD's new report showing a decrease in homelessness was due solely to decreases among individuals and that family homelessness has increased; plus HUD's narrow definition of homelessness (not counting doubled-up families and other pre-homelessness sitations) -- as opposed to the more reasonable US Dept. of Education definition); and the fact that data were collected in Jan. 2008, too early to show the full imjpact of the recession. Contactnlchp@nlchp.org for a copy. [11676]

  • In Just Times is the periodical of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. Available from them, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, nlchp@nlchp.org, www.nlchp.org [11633]

  • The Georgetown Journal on Povety Law and Policy, Winter 2009 issue, has a series of housing articles: on the National Housing Trust Fund legislation; Community Development policy; the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; Chicago's public housing reform experiment; the Scottish plan to end homelessness. [11626]

  • "Where Do You Live? Louisville's Homelsss Children and the Affordable Housing Crisis" is an Aug. 2009 issue paper, available (possibly free) from the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, PO Box 4533, Louisville, KY 40204-6858, 502/584-6858, www.MetropolitanHousing.org [11601]

July/August 2009

back to top
  • "Educational Achievement Is Lower for Homeless Youth at All Grades" is a 2009 "Inside the Research" document from Chapin Hall at the Univ. of Chicago, 1313 E. 60 St., Chicago, IL 60637, 773/753-5900, mvanbree@chapinhall.org, www.chapinhall.org [11539]

January/February 2009

back to top

July/August 2008

back to top
  • "Foreclosure to Homelessness: The Forgotten Victims of the Subprime Crisis" (58 pp., April 2008)is "a national call to action" from the National Coalition for the Homeless. Available (no price listed) from the Coalition, 2201 P St. NW, Wash., DC 20037-1033, 202/462-4822, info@nationalhomeless.org, www.nationalhomeless.org [10981]

  • "Giving Homeless Families a Voice: A Community Awareness Tool" is a very well done 40-page pamphlet created by the NW Coalition for Homeless Families Community Building Project. Contact them at Portand (OR) Impact, 503/988-3771, x22654. [11006]

  • "Hate, Violence, And Death on Main Street USA: A Reort on Hate Crimes and Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness 2007" (111 pp., April 2008), is available (no price listed) from the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. The Coalition is at 2201 P St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/462-4823, info@nationalhomeless.org; the Center is at CHK 1411 K St. NW,#XXX, Wash., DC 200XX, 202/XXX-XXXX, www.nationalhomelessorg;www,nlchp.org [10982]

May/June 2008

back to top

March/April 2008

back to top
  • "Vital Mission: Ending Homelessness Among Veterans" (29 pp., Nov. 2007), from the Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness and the Homelessness Research Inst., is available (possibly free) from the Alliances, 1518 K St. NW, #410, Wash., DC 20005, www.endhomelessness.org [10765]

January/February 2008

back to top

July/August 2007

back to top

March/April 2007

back to top
  • "HUD;s First Annual Estimate of Homeless" (its first such since 1984), reports 754,000 homeless persons as of Jan. 2005 -- 415,000 in shelters, 339,000 unsheltered. Provides a number of characterists of homeless persons -- 59% of whom are persons of color. Available at www.huduser.org/Publications;pdf/ahar.pdf [10261]

January/February 2007

back to top

November/December 2006

back to top
  • "A 2006 study on the violence in the lives of homeless women" is available at www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/211976.pdf [10061]

  • "Characteristics of Transitional Housing for Homeless Families: Final Report," by Martha R. Burt (Oct. 2006), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [10052]

September/October 2005

back to top

July/August 2005

back to top
  • Picture the Homeless: Housing Committee has developed a comprehensive legislative platform to address the rehabilitation of unoccupied, boarded-up buildings in NYC in such a way as to create jobs & revitalize neighborhoods. Contact them at 170 E. 116 St., #1W, NYC, NY 10029, 212/417-2499, sam@picturethehomeless.org [9486]

May/June 2005

back to top
  • "Communities in Crisis: A Survey of Hunger and Homelessness in America" (2005), from the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, is available at www.nscahh.org/hunger.asp?id2=15761 [9416]

  • "De Facto Shelters: Homeless Living in Vacant Public Housing Units" is a 2005 report from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200; downloadable at www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411144_defacto_shelters.pdf [9382]

  • "Homeless and Hated: Bias-Motivated Violence, Degradtion and Discriminatioon Against Maine's Homeless" (78 pp., Feb. 2005) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for the Preventionk of Hate Violence, 96 Falmouth St,m Masterton Hall G6, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104, 207/780-4756, cphv@preventinghate.org, www.preventinghate.org [9375]

  • "National Ingratitude: The Egregious Deficiencies of the United States' Housing Programs for Veterans and the 'Public Scandal' of Veterans' Homelessness," by Florence Roisman (PRRAC Bd. member), appeared in Vol. 38, No. 1 (2005) of Indiana Law Review. Reprints of the 73-page article may be available from Prof. Roisman, 317/274-4479, froisman@iupui.edu<, and the article is downloadable at www.indylaw.indiana.edu/instructors/roisman/ [9396]

  • "Strategies for Reducing Chronic Street Homelessness," by Martha R. Burt, John Hedderson, Janine Zweig, Mary Jo Ortiz, Laudan Aron & Sabrina Johnson, a 2005 Urban Inst. report, is available from them, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, www.urban.org [9423]

March/April 2005

back to top
  • Designing for the Homeless: Architecture That Works, by Sam Davis (161 pp., 2004), has been published by Univ. Calif. Press. [9259]

  • "The Inst. for the Study of Homelessness & Poverty" has available a recap of all of the research documents it highlighted in its "picks of the week" mailings during 2004. Available from the Inst., weingart@reply.ms00.net, www.weingart.org/institute/ [9174]

January/February 2005

back to top
  • Beyond the Shelter Wall: Homeless Families Speak Out, by Ralph da Costa Nunez (129 pp., 2004), is available (no price listed) from the Inst. for Children & Poverty, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252, www.whitetigerpress.com [9118]

  • "Ending Family Homelessness" was the theme of the Oct. 2004 LA conf. of the Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness. Univ. of Penn. Prof. Dennis Culhane's plenary presentation is available on the NAEH website, www.endhomelessness.org [9165]

  • "Illegal to be Homeless: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the US" is a 2004 report from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless. It surveys current laws and practices and identifies the 5 "meanest" cities: Little Rock, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Las Vegas & Gainesville. CA is the "meanest" state, followed by FL, HI & TX. Available at http://nationalhomeless.org/civilrights/crim2003/index.html [9161]

  • "The 2004 Hunger & Homelessness Survey" from the US Conf. of Mayors is available at www.usmayors.org/uscm/hungersurvey/2004/onlinereport/HungerAndHomelessnessReport2004.pdf [9217]

November/December 2004

back to top

July/August 2004

back to top
  • "Hate, Violence & Death on Main Street USA" is the 5th in an annual series, from the Natl Coal. for the Homeless, tracking hate crimes against the homeless. Available at www.nationalhomeless.org/hatecrimes [8835]

  • Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly (inaugural edition), published by the Centre on Housing Rights & Evictions, has reports on right to health in Africa & Ecuador; the award-winning Scottish Homelessness Act of 2003; etc. Available at www/cohre.org/downloads/Quarterly_01.pdf [8876]

  • "The Photoidentification Barriers Faced by Homeless Persons: The Impact of September 11" (23 pp., April 2004) is available ($25) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, www.nlchp.org [8884]

  • "Voter Registration and Voting: Ensuring the Voting Rights of Homeless Persons" (64. pp., July 2004) is available ($25) form the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, www.nlchp.org [8883]

May/June 2004

back to top
  • A Shelter is Not a Home . . . Or Is It? Lessons from Family Homelessness in NYC, by Ralph da Costa Nunez (139 pp., 2004), published by White Tiger Press, is available (no price listed) from the Inst. for Children & Poverty, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252 www.instituteforchildrenandpoverty.org [8667]

March/April 2004

back to top
  • "Asthma Among Homeless Children: Undercounting & Undertreating the Underserved" published in the March 2004 Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine reports that 50% of children entering NYC's shelter system have asthma; archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/158/3/244 [8602]

  • "The McKinney-Vento Act: Stable Schooling Despite Unstable Housing," by Patricia F. Julianelle (10 pp.) appeared in the Jan./Feb. 2004 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. Inf. from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org, www.povertylaw.org [8593]

November/December 2003

back to top
  • "2003 Directory of National, Statewide & Local Homeless Advocacy Organizations" (36 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1012 14th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/737-6444, info@nationalhomeless.org, www.nationalhomeless.org [8056]

  • "Ending Homelessness: The Philanthropic Role" (34 pp., 2003) is available (likely free) from the Butler Family Fund, One Dupont Circle, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/467-0790, info@butlerfamilyfund.org; also on the Neighborhood Funders Group website: www.nfg.org, www.butlerfamilyfund.org [8065]

  • "Illegal to be Homeless" (80 pp., Aug. 2003) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1012 14th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/737-6444, info@nationalhomeless.org, www.nationalhomeless.org [8057]

  • Practicing Social Justice, eds. John J. Stretch, Ellen M. Burkemper, William J. Hutchison & Jan Wilson (249 pp., 2003), has been published by Haworth Press, 800/429-6784. Among the chapters: "Building Bridges & Improving Racial Harmony: An Evaluation of the Bridges Across Racial Polarization Program"; "Social Justice & Welfare Reform: A Shift in Policy"; "The Homeless in Missouri"; "Immigrant & Refugee Communities: Resiliency, Trauma, Policy & Practice"; and PRRAC Exec. Dir. Chester Hartman's "The Race/Poverty Intersection: Will We Ever Achieve Liberty & Justice for All?" [8052]

July/August 2003

back to top
  • "Children Having Children: Teen Pregnancy & Homelessness in NYC" (4 pp., April 2003) is available (likely free) from Homes for the Homeless/Inst. for Children in Poverty, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252, www.homesforthehomeless.com [7912]

May/June 2003

back to top
  • Educating Children Without Housing: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation Strategies for Educators, Advocates and Policymakers, by Barbara Duffield, Laurene M. Heybach & Patricia F. Julianelle (58 pp., 2002), is available ($15) from the ABA Commn. on Homelessness & Poverty, 740 15th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/662-1693 www.abanet.org/homeless [7607]

  • "Ending Chronic Homelessness: Strategies for Action" is a 2003 Dept. Health & Human Services document, available at aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/homelessness/strategies03/index.htm [7701]

  • "Hate, Violence & Death: On Main Street USA" (2003), a Natl. Coal. for the Homeless report, is available at www.nationalhomeless.org/hatecrimes [7643]

March/April 2003

back to top
  • "Evaluation of Continuums of Care for Homeless People" (2002) is available ($5) from HUD USER, PO Box 23268, Wash., DC 20026-3268, 800/245-2691, Helpdesk@huduser.org, Downloadable at www.huduser.org [7562]

  • "Facing Homelessness: A Study of Homelessness in Chicgo & the Suburbs" (16 pp., 2003) is available (possibly free) from the Regional Roundtable on Homelessness of N. Illinois, c/o Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/660-1349, amyt@heartlandalliance.org; downloadable at: www.heartland-alliance.org [7490]

  • "Families on the Edge: Homeless Young Parents & Their Welfare Experiences - A Survey of Homeless Youth & Service Providers," by Bob Reeg, Christine Grisham & Annie Shepard (36 pp., 2002), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000,; downloadable from www.clasp.org/Pubs/DMS/Documents/1037307545.54/edge_report.pdf, www.clasp.org [7576]

January/February 2003

back to top
  • "The Bringing America Home Campaign" has been launched by the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless. Included is a multifaceted legislative package, public education, grassroots organizing. A planning retreat was held Dec. 8-9, 2002 in DC. Inf. form NCH, 1012 14th St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20005-3471, 202/737-6444,info@nationalhomeless.org, www.nationalhomeless.org [7343]

  • "Compact to End Long-Term Homelessness" is a Dec. 2002 project of the Corp. for Supportive Housing. It has 3 goals: creation of at least 150,000 supportive housing units; ending routine discharge of people into homelessness from hospitals, jails & treatment facilities; far greater investments in supportive & affordable housing from mainstream system. Inf. from CSH, 1330 Broadway, #602, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/251-1910, www.csh.org [7337]

  • "How Difficult Is It for Homeless People to Register to Vote?" is a state-by-state Project Vote chart, available (possibly free); contact Demos/Democracy Dispatch, 212/633-1405, DemocracyDispatch@demos-usa.org. [7339]

  • "Opening the Door to Let the Future In," a 28-page, 2001 plan to end homelessness by 2010, is available (possibly free) from the Phila. Comm. to End Homelessness, 802 N. Broad St., Box 15010, Phila., PA 19130-0010, 215/232-2300. [7310]

November/December 2002

back to top
  • Course Materials on Homelessness: PRRAC Board member Florence Roisman has available materials for her homelessness course (at Indiana Univ. School of Law). Free as long suuply lasts. Contact mdeer1@iupui.edu. [7163]

  • "Evaluation of Continuums of Care for Homeless People" a 2002 study of 25 high-performing systems, some in rural areas, is available (possibly free) from 800/245-2691; downloadable at ww.huduser.org/publications/povsoc/continuums.html. [7157]

  • "The Homeless Court Program: Taking the Court to the Streets," by Steve Binder is a 2002 manual, from the Amer. Bar Assn. Commn. on Homelessness & Poverty, documenting a successful, innovative San Diego program to assist people experiencing homelessness with their legal problems in a non-punitive manner. $15 from the Commn., 202/662-1694, homeless@abanet.org. [7202]

September/October 2002

back to top
  • "There's No Place Like..." is a 15-page, July 2001 report on the state of San Franciso's youth housing & homelessness issue. Available (possibly free) from the SF Youth Commn., City Hall Rm. 345, SF, CA 94102-4532, 415/554-6446, youthcom@ci.sf.ca.us. www.ci.sf.ca.us/youth_commission. [7060]

July/August 2002

back to top
  • "Education of Children & Youth in Homeless Situations: The 2002 Guide to Their Rights" a 20-page information booklet, is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535. www.nlchp.org [6759]

  • "Helping Homeless Youth Help Themselves," by Sara Jarvis, Elizabeth Lindsey & Nancy Williams is in the Sept. 2001 issue of The Prevention Researcher, $7 from 800/929-2955, x19. [6804]

May/June 2002

back to top
  • "Homelesss Adults & Children in Minnesota: Statewide Survey of People Without Permanent Shelter" (Aug. 2001) is available from the Wilder Reserch Ctr., www. wilder.org/research. [5633]

  • The Grassroots Action Network is a coalition of local, regional & statewide orgs. interested in taking action to inform federal policy on homelessness. Contact the Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness, neah@naeh.org, fax: 202/638-4664. [5650]

March/April 2002

back to top
  • "A Plan: Not a Dream -- How to End Homelessness in Ten Years" (2001?) is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K St. NW, #206, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-1526, 800/230-DREAM www.endhomelessness.org [4784]

  • "A Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness in America's Cities, 2001: A 27- City Survey" (111 pp. + tables) is available (no price listed) from the US Conf. of Mayors, 1620 Eye St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-7330. Downloadable from their website www.usmayors.org. [4705]

  • Helping America's Homeless: Emergency Shelter or Affordable Housing?, by Martha R. Burt (2001) has been published by The Urban Inst., 877/847-7377; $29.50. [4775]

  • "Illegal To Be Homeless: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the US" is available ($25) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1012 14th St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20005, 202/737-6444; downloadable from www.natonalhomeless.org [4777]

January/February 2002

back to top
  • Advancing the Research Agenda on Homelessness: Politics & Realities, ed. Paula W. Dail is the special Sept. 2001 (Vol. 45, No. 1) issue of American Behavioral Scientist (8 articles). Subs. to the monthly are $130 indivs., $865 insts; unclear whether you can purchase a single issue. Contact Sage Pubs., 800/818-7243, order@sagepub.com, www.sagepub.com. [4143]

  • "Homeless in California," by John M. Quigley, Steven Raphael & Eugene Smolensky is an Oct. 2001 Public Policy Inst. of Calif. report, available at www.ppic.org/#ppic151. [4017]

  • Representing ther Poor & Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy is a compilation of articles written by law professors & advocates on a range of issues, including the causes of homelessness, affordable housing, human rights, welfare & microenterprise development. $10 from the ABA Commn. on Homelessness & Poverty, 202/662-1694, www.abanet.org/homeless. [4022]

November/December 2001

back to top
  • "Representing the Poor & Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy" is a 2001 report from the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty, 740 15th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/662-1693; $10. [2422]

  • "The Lawyer as Abolitionist: Ending Homelessness & Poverty in Our Time," by Florence Roisman (PRRAC Board Member) appeared in Vol. XIX, of the St. Louis U. Public Law Review. It is part of a symposium, "Representing the Poor & Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy." Other contributors are Sidney D. Watson, Gary Blasi, Susan Bennett, John J. Ammann, Susan R. Jones, Matthew Diller, Lucie E. White, Peter W. Salsich, Jr. & Robert A. Solomon. Reprints of the Roisman article are available from Mary Deer (mdeer1@iupui.edu), I.U. School of Law, 530 W. NY St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225. [2297]

  • "What Will It Take to End Homelessness?," by Martha R. Burt is a 2001 brief, available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash. DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [2428]

July/August 2001

back to top
  • "Using TANF Funds for Housing-Related Benefits to Prevent Homelessness" (April, 2001) a paper from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, is available on their website: www.cbpp.org/4-3-01TANF.htm [21]

  • Removing Access Barriers to Food Stamp & SSI Benefits for Homeless People (March/April 2001) is the theme of this issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, available from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. Other articles in the issue: "Bankruptcy & the Low-Income Client," by David S. Yen; "Early Intervention & Early Childhood Programs: Essential Tools for Child Welfare Advocacy," by Sheryl Dicker & Elysa Gordon. [22]

  • "Living on the Edge II: A Study on Homeless Young Families in Massachusetts" updates a study done a decade ago. Available at their website. www.youngfamilies.org.Executive%20Summary.htm [23]

May/June 2001

back to top
  • "Supportive Housing & Its Impact on the Public Health Crisis of Homelessness" (2000) a report from the Corp. for Supportive Housing: www.csh.org/pubs.html [300]

  • Faces of Homelessness is a 13-min. video, $28 from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 202/737-6444, info@nationalhomeless.org [301]

March/April 2001

back to top
  • "Hunger & Homelessness 2000" the US Conf. of Mayors’ 16th annual survey, is available from 202/293-7330 or can be downloaded at www.usmayors.org/uscm/home.asp [549]

November/December 2000

back to top
  • "Families Hardest Hit: Effects of Welfare Reform on Homeless Families" (September 2000) is a 9-page Summary Report, available (possibly free) from the Chi. Coal. for the Homeless, 1325 S. Wabash, #205, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/435-4548. [331]

  • "Homeless in America: A Children’s Story, Part One" (1999) (64 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Inst. for Children & Poverty, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252, hn4061@handsnet.org. [421]

  • "Natl. Symposium on Transportation for Homeless Children & Youth" the 50-page proceedings of a Feb. 2000 conf. of the same title, is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Ctr. for Homeless Educ. at SERVE, 915 Northridge St., Greensboro, NC 27403-2112, 800/755-3277, homeless@serve.org. [422]

September/October 2000

back to top
  • "Homelessness: Barriers to Using Mainstream Programs" a new GAO report (RCED-00-184), focuses on programs such as Food Stamps and Medicaid, offering strategies the govt. could pursue to improve access to/use of these programs by the homeless. Available (free) from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000, www.gao.gov. [820]

  • "Separate & Unequal: A report on educational barriers for homeless children & youth" is a 72-page, Jan. 2000 report, available (no price listed) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535. [824]

  • Voting Rights for the Homeless The Natl. Coal. for the Homeless & the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty have available a 2000 Voters Rights Registration Packet. Available from NCH, 202/737-6444, nch.ari.net. [826]

July/August 2000

back to top
  • "From Streets to Homes: The Pathways to Housing Consumer Preference Supported Housing Model" (Haworth Press, 1999) by Sam Tsemberis & Sara Asmussen, is a chapter in Homelessness Prevention in Treatment of Substance Abuse & Mental Illness: Logic Models & Implementation of 8 American Projects, eds. Kendon J. Conrad et al. Reprints (probably free) available from Dr. Tsemberis at Pathways, 115 W. 23 St., NYC, NY 10111-2426, 212/337-1000. [1063]

  • "America’s Homeless Children: New Outcasts" (54 pp., 1999) is available (no price given) from The Better Homes Fund, 181 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459-3344, 617/964-3834. They also have other useful publications, such as “Classroom Activities on Homelessness” & “Selected Resources for Student, Teachers & Parents.” [1062]

  • "Hungry & Homeless: Barriers to Food Stamps" is a Nov. 1999 report, available ($18 + s/h) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, nlchp@nlchp.org. [1043]

May/June 2000

back to top
  • "A Different Kind of Smart: A Study of Educ. Obstacles Confronting Homeless Youth in New England" (1999) is a 36-page report available (free) from New England Network, 25 Stow Rd., Foxboro, MA 01719, 978/266-1998, nemw@ma.ultranet.com. [998]

  • "1999 Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness in America’s Cities" is a Dec. 1999 report of the US Conf. of Mayors, surveying 26 major cities. Available by calling 202/861-6772 or on their www.usmayors.org/uscm/new/press_releases/hhrelease.htm. [987]

  • "The Forgotten Americans — Homelessness: Progs. & the People They Serve" is available from HUD: 800/245-2691, www.huduser.org. [999]

March/April 2000

back to top
  • "Practical Lessons: The 1998 Natl. Symposium on Homelessness" contains 13 research papers presented at this Nov. 1998 meeting. It’s free, from HUD USER, PO Box 6091, Rockville, MD 20849, 800/245-2691, huduser@aspensys.com. [1480]

  • "Seizing the Moment: Using HUD’s Consolidated Plan to Identify Affordable Housing Opportunities for Homeless People with Serious Mental Illnesses" has been prepared by the Technical Assistance Collaborative of Boston. It’s available only on the Natl. Resource Ctr. on Homelessness & Mental Illness website. The Ctr. is at 262 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, 800/444-7415. www.prainc.com/nrc/papers/seizing/intro.htm [1479]

January/February 2000

back to top
  • "A Welfare Reform-Homelessness-Foster Care Connection? The Story of ‘Lag Families’ & ‘Limbo Children’ in San Diego" is a Sept. 1999 report, available (no price listed) from Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr, NYC, NY 10003, 212/529/5252, hn4061@handsnet.org. Falling welfare rolls are accompanied by massive increases in shelter applications and increased loss of children to foster care. [1109]

  • "Homeless in America: A Children’s Story" is a 1999 natl. report, available ($11) from The Inst. for Children & Poverty, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252. [1085]

  • "Homelessness: Programs & the People They Serve — Findings of the Natl. Survey of Homeless Asst. Providers & Clients" is available, in a 10-page, Dec. 1999 “Highlights” version, free from HUD USER, 800/245-2691. A 100-page Summary Report is also available, free, from the same source. A 575-page Technical Report (same title) is available (apparently not free, however) from HUD USER; it’s also downloadable. www.huduser.org. [1083]

November/December 1999

back to top
  • "Legacy of Neglect: The Impact of Welfare Reform on New York’s Homeless" is a 71-page, Aug. 1999 report, available (possibly free) from the Coal. for the Homeless, 25 Elk St., Lower Level, Albany, NY 12207, 518/436-5612. [1569]

September/October 1999

back to top
  • "Homelessness: State & Local Efforts to Integrate & Evaluate Homeless Assistance Programs" is a 56-page, June 1999 GAO report (GAO-RCED-99-178), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1637]

  • "Out of Sight, Out of Mind?" is a 84-page, 1999 report from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, detailing anti-homeless laws, litigation & alternatives in 50 US cities. $25 (20% discount for homeless assistance agencies) from the Ctr. at their new address: 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535. nlchp@nlchp.org. [1639]

  • Taylor’s Campaign is a 75-min. documentary film (directed/edited by Richard Cohen, narrated by Martin Sheen) on a destitute former truck driver living on Santa Monica’s streets who runs for city council in the hopes of changing increasingly punitive city ordinances against people living in parks & vacant lots. Available from Richard Cohen Films, PO Box 1012, Venice, CA 90291, 310/395-3549, rbc24@earthlink.net. $39 home video, public libraries, high schools; $99 academic libraries, schools, orgs. [1638]

July/August 1999

back to top
  • "Homelessness: Coordination & Evaluation of Programs Are Essential" is a 149-page, Feb. 1999 GAO report (GAO/RCED-99-49), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1319]

  • "Homelessness: Overview of Current Issues & GAO Studies" is a 5-page March 1999 GAO report (GAO/T-RCED-99-125), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1321]

May/June 1999

back to top
  • Beside the Golden Door: Policy, Politics & the Homeless, by James Wright, Beth Rubin & Joel Devine (238 pp., 1998, $19.95) is available from Aldine de Gruyter, 200 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, NY 10532, 914/747-0110, E-mail:CustomerService@degruyterny.com. [1199]

  • "The 1998 Report on Hunger & Homelessness in the US" is available from the US Conf. of Mayors, 1620 Eye St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-7330. [1197]

March/April 1999

back to top
  • "Homeless Children: Addressing the Challenge in Rural Schools" (2 pp., Jan. 1999) is available (free) from ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Educ. & Small Schools, PO Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348, 800/624-9120, E-mail: hammerp@ael.org. [1749]

  • "Homelessness in America," eds. Daniel Herman & Ezra Susser (136 pp., 1998) contains 30 articles reprinted from The American Journal of Public Health. $35 from APHA, Dept. C, PO Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753, 301/893-1894. [1753]

  • Taylor’s Campaign is a 75-minute documentary video, narrated by Martin Sheen, on the world of “hardworking people living in cardboard boxes in luxurious Santa Monica, dumpster diving for survival.” For rental/preview/sales Info., contact Richard Cohen Films, PO Box 1012, Santa Monica, CA 90291, 310/395-3549, E-mail: rbc23@juno.com. [1750]

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit Homeless people may be eligible for this assistance. A free kit of helpful materials is available from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535, E-mail: nlchp@nlchp.org. [1751]

  • Zero To Three has devoted its Aug./Sept. 1998 issue to homelessness & home, with a range of articles in the 56-page publication, on what makes a “good” home environment, how substandard housing & homelessness affect young children, how to prevent family homelessness and help families who are already homeless. Available (possibly free) from Zero to Three - Natl. Ctr. for Infants, Toddlers & Families, 734 15th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20005-1013, 800/899-4301. [1752]

January/February 1999

back to top
  • "Factors Influencing Community Acceptance: Summary of the Evidence," by Michael Dear, Lois Takahashi & Robert Wilton (77 pp., Jan. 1996) & “Community Relations: A Resource Guide,” by Dear & Wilton (66 pp., Jan. 1996), are available ($10 each) from the Campaign for New Community, 1629 K St. NW, #802, Wash., DC 20006, 202/822-6960. They also have available a publications list with numerous other research reports, handbooks and zoning reform materials on a range of specific topics dealing with how “people of good will can find common ground on which to build healthy, inclusive neighborhoods.....reaching out to those among us who are in need.” [1374]

  • "Predictors of Homelessness Among Families in NYC: From Shelter Request to Housing Stability," by Marybeth Shinn, Beth Weitzman, Daniela Stojanovic, James Knickman, Lucila Jimenez, Lisa Duchon, Susan James & David Krantz appeared in the Nov. 1998 issue of the Amer. J. of Public Health. The study emphasizes the importance of available subsidized housing. Reprints of the 8-page article are available (free) from Dr. Weitzman, NYU Wagner Grad. School, 40 W. 4th St., NYC, NY 10003, E-mail: weitzman@is2.nyu.edu. [1375]

November/December 1998

back to top
  • "America's Homeless Children: Will Their Future Be Different?" (62 pp., 1998) is available ($6.25) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1612 K St. NW, #1004, Wash., DC 20006-2802, 202/737-6444, E-mail: nch@ari.net. [2547]

  • "Ten Cities: A Snapshot of Family Homelessness Across America" (1998) is available ($3) from Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252. [2548]

  • "Homelessness in America: Unabated & Increasing -- A Ten-Year Perspective" (Dec. 1997) is available ($6.25) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1012 14th St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20005-3406. [2546]

September/October 1998

back to top
  • "Cumulative Impact of Sustained Econ. Hardship on Physical, Cognitive, Psychological & Social Functioning," by John Lynch, Sarah Shema & George Kaplan Dr. Lynch, Department Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 109 Observatory St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029 [2289]

  • "Under One Roof: Lessons Learned from Co-locating Overnight, Tranistional & Permanent Housing at Deborah's Place II" (19 pp., 1998) is available ($15) from the Corp. for Supportive Housing, 342 Madison Ave., #505, NYC, NY 10173, 212/986-2966. [1997]

  • "Under One Roof: Lessons Learned from Co-locating & Permanent Housing at Deborah's Place II" (19 pp., 1998) Corporation for Supportive Housing, 342 Madison Ave., #505, NYC, NY 10173, 212/986-2966. [2298]

July/August 1998

back to top
  • "Lifting the Voices of Homeless Women: Summary of Findings & Recommendations" (26 pp., 1997) Roofless Women's Action Research Mobilization, Women's Institute for Housing & Economic Development, 14 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/367-0520. [2099]

  • "Combining Class Action Litigation & Social Science Research: A Case Study in Helping Homeless Women with Children," by Lynne Soine & Mary Ann Burg (Spring 1995 issue of Amer. Univ. Journal of Gender) Soine, Center for Human Resources, Social Work Program, SUNY, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, 518/564-4174. [2097]

  • "Day to Day... Parent to Child: The Future of Violence Among Homeless Children in America," by Ralph da Costa Nunez Spring/Winter 1998 issue of the Journal of Children Contact them at Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr. NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252 [2098]

May/June 1998

back to top
  • "Homeless Families Today: Our Challenge Tomorrow - A Regional Perspective" (6 pp., Feb. 1998) is available (possibly free) from Home for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252, email: hn4061@handsnet.org. [2895]

  • "Due Credit: Increasing Homeless Workers' Earnings Through the Earned Income Tax Credit" is a new report from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Washington, DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [2894]

  • "Not Safe at Home: How America's Housing Crisis Threatens the Health of Its Children" is a ca. 60 page Research Report by The Doc4Kids Project. The only way we receive it is in a web version: http://www.bmc.org/program/doc4kids.cover.htm.. [2896]

  • "Services for the Homeless in the Washington Metro REgion, 1997-1998" (103 pp. + apps.) is available, free, from the Washington Council of Governments, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #300, Washington, DC 20002, 202/962-3256. [2897]

March/April 1998

back to top
  • "Housing Exclusion in Central & E. Europe: Outcomes of the FEANTSA seminar organised with researchers & service providers in Brussels in 1995" & "Where to Sleep Tonight? Where to live tomorrow? Orientations for future action - 3rd Internatl. FEANTSA Congress" are available (contact them for US prices) from FEANTSA [European Fed. of Natl. Orgs. Working with the Homeless], 1, rue Defacqz 1000, Brussels, Belgium. E-mail: 106043.1514@compuserve.com. [2777]

  • "Sheltered Homeless Children: Their Eligibility & Unmet Need for Special Education Evaluations," by Bonnie Zima, Regina Bussing, Steven Forness & Bernadette Benjamin appeared in the Feb. 1997 Am. J. Public Health. Reprints of the 5-page article are available (likely free) from Dr. Zima, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Inst., 300 Medical Plaza, Box 956967, LA, CA 90095-6967. [2790]

  • "The Earned Income Tax Credit" a kit of materials designed to assist homeless persons available (possibly free) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412. Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [2794]

January/February 1998

back to top
  • "The Dynamics of Homelessness: A longitudinal study," by Yin-Ling Irene Wong & Irving Piliavin & "Pathways Off the Streets: Homeless people & their use of resources," by Bradley R. Entner Wright, are short articles that appeared in the Summer/Fall issue of Focus, available from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, fax: 608/265-3119. [3275]

November/December 1997

back to top
  • The Voting Rights of Homeless Citizens Act of 1997 (H.R. 74) needs support. Contact the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1612 K St. NW, #1004, Wash., DC 20006-2802, 202/775-1322, E-mail: nch@ari.net. [3530]

September/October 1997

back to top
  • "Blocks to Their Future: A Report on the Barriers to Preschool Education for Homeless Children" (79 pp., Sept. 1997) is available ($28, discounted price available to small nonprofits & low-income individuals) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Washington, DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [3488]

July/August 1997

back to top
  • Begging Prohibition Struck Down The highest court in Mass, just struck down a state law prohibiting begging in public places. For inf. about the decision in Benefit v. Cambridge and its national significance, contact the Natl . Law Cir. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2737. [3394]

  • "Intimate Violence in the lives of Homeless & Poor Housed Women," by Angela Browne & Shari Bassuk appeared in the April 1997 Am. J. Orthopsychiatry. Reprints of the 18-page article are available (free) from the Better Homes Fund 181 Wells Ave., Newton Center, MA 02159, 617/964-3834, [3396]

May/June 1997

back to top
  • Homelessness in Female-Headed Families: Childhood & Adult Risk & Protective Factors, by Ellen Bassuk, John Buckner, Linda Weinreb, Angela Brown, Shari Bassuk, Ree Dawson & Jennifer Perloff appeared in the Feb. 1997 Am. J. of Public Health. Reprints of the 9-page article are available (free) from Dr. Bassuk, The Better Homes Fund, 181 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02159. [3240]

  • "Housing is Not Enough: Helping Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency" (68 pp., 1997) a background briefing, is available (free) from The Family Impact Seminar, 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW, #209, Wash., DC 20036, 202/496-1964. [3241]

  • "Mean Sweeps" a comprehensive report examining increasing trends towards criminalization of homelessness in the 50 largest cities, is available ($23 - discounted rate avail, for nonprofits) from the NatI. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [3242]

November/December 1996

back to top
  • Homelessness in America, ed. Jim Baumohl for the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, is available from Oryx, 4041 N. Central Ave., #700, Phoenix, AZ 8501, 800/279-6799. [4362]

  • "Practical Methods for Counting the Homeless: A Manual for State & Local Jurisdictions," by Martha R. Burt is available from The Urban Inst., PO Box 7273, Dept. C., Washington, DC 20044, 202/857-8687. [4378]

September/October 1996

back to top
  • "Downward Spiral: Homelessness & Its Criminalization," by Maria Foscarinis appeared in vol. 14, no. 1(1996) of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Reprints of the 63-page article may be available from the author, Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [4081]

  • "The Characteristics & Needs of Sheltered Homeless & Low-Income Housed Mothers," by Ellen Bassuk, Linda Weinreb, John Bruckner, Angela Browne, Amy Salomon & Shari Bassuk appeared in the Aug. 28, 1996, J. Amer. Medical Assn. Reprints of the 7-page article, one of a series reporting the results of a major longitudinal study in Worcester, MA, are available (free) from Ellen Bassuk, The Better Homes Fund, 181 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02159-3329, 617/964-3834. The Worcester Family Research Project has follow-up articles scheduled in Scienitfic American. Am. J. Orihopsychiatry & Am. J. Public Health. Contact them to receive these, as well as a description of their massive data set, which they are eager to use to help advocacy groups dealing with homelessness, welfare reform, domestic violence, children's issues, etc. [4082]

July/August 1996

back to top
  • "The Age of Confusion: Why so many teens are getting pregnant, turning to welfare, and ending up homeless" (4 pp., April 1996) is a report by Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252. [3908]

  • "Using the HUD Conplan Process & Federal Civil Rights Laws on Behalf of Homeless People: A Handbook" (35 pp., 1996) is available from the Natl. Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Washington, DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [3910]

  • "Homeless in Hartford: A Preliminary Study," by Irene Glasser is available from Prof. Glasser, Dept. of Sociology, E. Conn. St. Univ., NCB 431, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226, 860/465-5227, email: glasser@ecsuc.ct.stateeu.edu. [3907]

  • "The Invisible Hand of the Housing Market: A Study on the Effects of Changes in the Housing Market on Homelessness in the European Union" by Dr. Dragana Avramov, is a recent policy report from FEANTSA, 1, rue Defacqz, Brussels, Belgium, email: feantsa@dproducts.be. [3909]

May/June 1996

back to top
  • "No Room for the lnn:A Report on Local Opposition to Homing & Social Services Facilities for Homeless People in 36 US Cities" (131 pp., 1996?) is available ($28) from the NatI. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [3809]

  • "Save the Brooke Amendment: Keep the Cap on Public Housing Rents" is a fact sheet and action kit available (likely free) from Deepak Bhargava, Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisc. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519. [3819]

  • The New Poverty. Homeless Families in America, by Ralph da Costa Nunez (254 pp., 1996) is available ($16.95) from Insight Books, 233 Spring St., NYC, NY 10013, 800/221-9369. [3810]

  • "Where the Homeless Come From: A Study of the Prior Address Distribution of Families Admitted to Public Shelters in NYC & Phila.," by Dennis Culhane, Chang-Moo Lee & Susan Wachter (38 pp., 1996) is a Working Paper, available (likely free) from the Fannie Mae Office of Housing Research, 3900 Wisc. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20016-2899, 202/752-7761, E-mail: ohr_pubs@fnma.com. [3811]

March/April 1996

back to top
  • "Beyond Homelessness: Ethics, Advocacy & Strategy," by Maria Foscarinis appeared in vol. XII, no. I (1993) of the St. Louis Univ. Public Law R. Reprints of the 3 1-page article may be available from the author, NatI. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [3652]

  • "Childhood Risk Factors for Homelessness among Homeless Adults," by Paul Koegel, Elan Melamid & M. Audrey Burnam appeared in the Dec. 1995 issue (vol. 85, no. 12) of the American J. of Public Health. Free reprints of the 8-page article are available from Dr. Koegel, RAND, 1700 S. Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138. [3653]

  • "Helping Battered Women & Children Out of Homelessness: The Role of Homeless Shelters & Other Service Providers," by Dawn Sydney (30 pp., 1995) is available ($10) from Travelers Aid Soc. of Wash., DC, 512 C St. NE, Wash., DC 20002, 202/546-3120. [3654]

  • "The Cry for Renewal: let Other Voices Be Heard" and "Where Do We Go From Here? 1996 Straegy" are each 2-page documents from Christians for a New Political Vision, available from Linda Bessom, Gtr. Boston Interfaith Advocates Against Homelessness, 288 A St., 4th flr., Boston, MA 02210, 617/737-3508 [3656]

  • The New Poverty: Homeless Families in America, by Ralph de Costa Nunez Pres. of Homes for the Homeless, will be released in June by Insight Books, 233 Spring St., NYC, NY 10013-1578, 212/620-8000 [3657]

January/February 1996

back to top
  • "Fighting Homelessness: Can International Human Rights Laws Make a Difference?," by Marc-Oliver Herman appeared in the Fall 1994 Georgetown Journal on Fightning Poverty, contact Journal Administration, Georgetown U. Law Ctr., 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202/662-9468. [3761]

November/December 1995

back to top
  • "A Foot in the Schoolhouse Door: Progress & Barriers to the Education of Homeless Children" surveys service providers from more than 120 family shelters in 20 states and DC; surveys state officials responsible for removing barriers to homeless children's education; and reviews plans states must submit to US DOE to receive program funds. The report also examines the DOE's administration of the program and Lamkin v. DC-the fast and only court decision interpreting (constructively) the McKinney Education statute. $15 (+ postage) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004,202/638-2535; discounted rate for small nonprofits. [5145]

  • "Coalition Projects Increase in Homeless Families Sheltered by State in FY95" is the heading of a story from the Feb. 1995 issue of StreetSmarts, the newsletter of the Mass. Coal. for the Homeless, 288 A St., Boston, MA 02210, 617/737-3508. [5146]

  • "Health Care Needs of the Homeless in L.A." by Mary-Lynn Brecht, Ada Lindsey & Irene Stuart, is a 3-page, Jan. 1991 CPS Brief, available (possibly free) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia St., #412, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/642-5514; the full report is $8. [5147]

  • "Homelessness in the European Union: Social & Legal Context of Housing Exclusion in the 1990s" by Dr. Dragana Avramov, was recently published by the European Federation of Natl. Organizations Working With the Homeless (FEANTSA, the acronym for the French version of the above). Contact them at 1, rue Defacqz, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgique, tel: 32-2-538 66 69. [5148]

  • "School Programs Practices for Homeless Students" is the 2-page, April 1995 issue of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Educ. Digest. Free with a SASE from the Inst. for Urban & Minority Educ., Box 40, Columbia Univ., Teachers College, NYC, NY 10027, 212/678-3436. [5149]

September/October 1995

back to top
  • "A Bitter Pill: Welfare Reform & the Health of Homeless People" by Jeff Singer (31 pp., July 1995), is available from the Natl. Health Care for the Homeless Council, PO Box 68019, Nashville, TN 37206, 615/226-2292. [4662]

  • American Homelessness: A Reference Handbook 2nd edition, by Mary Ellen Hombs, has just been released by ABC-CLIO (130 Cremona Dr., PO Box 1911, Santa Barbara, CA 93116, 805/968-1911. [4663]

  • Homelessness in Global Perspective by Irene Glasser (1994) is available from G.K. Hall Publishers, 866 Third Ave., New York City, NY 10022, 800/257-5755. [4664]

  • "Self-Employment & Very Low-Income Women: A Final Report on the Experience of the San Francisco Homeless Women's Econ. Dev. Project" is available from The Roberts Fdn., 873 Sutter St., #B, San Francisco, CA 94109, 415/771-4300. [4665]

  • The Civil Rights of Homeless People: Law, Social Policy & Social Work Practice, 1995 by Madeline Stoner, has been published by Aldine De Gruyter, 200 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, New York 10532, 914/747-0110. [4666]

  • "The Legal Rights & Educational Problems of Homeless Children & Youth" by Yvonne Rafferty, is a 22 page article from the Spring 1995 issue of Perspectives. Reprints may be available from Prof. Rafferty, Dept. Psychology, Pace Univ., 41 Park Row, New York City, NY 10038, 212/346-1506, email: Yrafferty@pacevm.edu. [4667]

  • "Web of Failure: The Relationship Between Foster Care & Homelessness" is available from the Nalt. Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202/638-1526. [4668]

March/April 1995

back to top
  • "A Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness in America's Cities: 1994" is the annual survey by the US Conf. of Mayors. 88 pp. + App., Dec. 1994, 1620 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, 202/293-7330. [4552]

  • "An Assessment of the Adverse Impacts of Housing Market Discrimination & Suggestions for Policy" (45 pp., Sept. 1994) and "The Cumulative Impacts of Slavery, Jim Crow and Housing Market Discrimination on Black Welfare" (48 pp. + figs, 1994), both by John Kain, are available from him, Dept. Economics, Littauer Ctr., Harvard Univs., Cambridge, MA 02138. [4539]

  • "An Ethnography of Occupancy Standards: Reconceptualizing Definitions of Discrimination on the Basis of National Origin & Familial Status" by Ellen Pader (17 pp., 1994), is available from the Dept. of Landscape Arch. & Reg. Plng., Hills N., Univ. Mass., Amherst, MA 01003, 413/545-6620. [4540]

  • "Homelessness in the Bay Area: Transform Basic Causes; Meet Human Needs" (92 pp., 1994) is available from HomeBase, The Ctr. for Common Concerns, 870 Market St. #1228, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415/788-7961. [4553]

  • "Lifetime and Five-Year Prevalence of Homelessness in the US" by B.G. Link, E. Susser, A. Stueve, J. Phelan, R.E. Moore & E. Struening appeared in the Dec. 1994 American Journal of Public Health. Reprints available from Dr. Bruce Link, Epidemiology of Mental Disorders, 100 Haven Ave. #31D, New York City, NY 10032. [4537]

  • "No Homeless People Allowed: A Report on Anti-Homeless Laws, Litigation and Alternatives in 49 US Cities" (120 pp. + App., Dec. 1994) is an update of the Dec. 1993 report by the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW #412, Washington, DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [4538]

January/February 1995

back to top
  • "Resource Guide on Single Room Occupancy Housing (SRO) for Older People," by Victor Regnier & Julie Culver (48 pp., 1994) of the Natl. Eldercare Inst. on Rousing & Supportive Services, is available ($12, payable to the Andrus Gerontology Ctr.) from the Center, USC, 3715 McClintock Ave., LA, CA 90089-0191. [4324]

  • The Federal Housing Trust fund Act of 1994 has been introduced by Rep. Major Owens. This very detailed piece of legislation, to be funded by reform of the homeowner deduction, has been developed by the Natl. Low Income Housing Coalition/Low Income Housing Inf. Service. Inf., copies of bill from them at 1012 14th St. NW #1200, Wash, DC 20005, 202/662-1530 Endorsements are being sought. [4325]

  • "Towards an International Convention on Housing Rights: Options at Habitat II," by Scott Leckie (112 pp., 1994) is Issues Paper #4, $18 from The Amer. Soc. of Internatl. Law, 2223 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20008, 202/939-6000. [4326]

September/October 1994

back to top
  • Broadening Perspectives on Homelessness is special issue (vol. 37, no. 4) of American Behavioral Scientist, eds. David Snow & M. Gerald Bradford. Among the contributor;: Kim Hopper, Jim Baumohl, Luisa Stark, Gary Blasi, $14 from Sage Pubs., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, 805/499-0721. [5122]

  • "Learning About Homeless Children, Youth & Families: A Teaching Guide" (1994) is available ($5) from the Atlantic St. Ctr., 2103 Atlantic St., Seattle, WA 98144, 206/329-2050. [5123]

  • "Life-time & Five-year Prevalence of Homelessness in the US" by Bruce Link, Ezra Susser, Ann Stueve, Jo Phelan, Robert Moore & Elmer Struening of Columbia Univ., is a national self-reporting survey showing the magnitude of the problem to be far greater than previous enumerations had shown: 5.7 million people were homeless over a 5-year period, 13.5 million people at some point in their life! The 21-page + tables study is available (no price listed) from lead author Link, Box 47, 722 W. 168 St., NYC, NY 10032. [5124]

  • "More Than Shelter: A Manual on Transitional Housing" (1994) is available ($15) from the Women's inst. for Housing & Econ. Dev., 179 South St., Boston, MA 02111, 617/423-2296. [5125]

July/August 1994

back to top
  • "A Report on the Homeless Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project" by the Ctr. on Law & Human Services, is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Clearinghouse for Legal Services (#45,045), 205 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/ 263-3830. A related report (#45,040), by the Northwestern Univ. Ctr. for Urban Affairs & Policy Research, "The Earned Income Tax Credit: News from the Street Level," is also available from the Clearinghouse. [5397]

  • "A Status Report on Hunger & Homelessness in America's Cities: 1993" the 26-city, 73 pp., Dec. 1993 US Conf. of Mayor report, listed as free for nonprofits in our last issue, actually is $15-sorry. [5398]

  • "Homelessness & Health:" A series of 5 articles in peer reviewed medical journals reporting an epidemiological study of homeless families and single adults in Santa Clara County, CA, examining prevalence of numerous risk factors related to health, including excessive alcohol intake, illegal drug use, mental illness, and childhood foster care placement and sexual and physical abuse, is available (likely free) from Marilyn Winkleby, Stanford Univ. Ctr. for Research in Disease Prevention, 1000 Welch Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304-1885, 415/723-1000. [5400]

  • "Homelessness and Foster Care:" The Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness is undertaking a national project to examine the relationship between foster care and homelessness. Further information from Phyllis Wolfe at the Alliance, 1518 K St. NW #206, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-1526. [5399]

  • "Homelessness in Metropolitan Atlanta" (73 pp.+ apps., June 1994) is available (no price listed) from the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, 363 Georgia Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, 404/230-5000. [5407]

  • "Priority: Home! The Federal Plan to Break the Cycle of Homelessness" (126 pp., March 1994) is available (probably free) from HUD's Office of the Asst. Sec. for Comm. Planning & Dev., Wash., DC 20410-7000. This is the plan Pres. Clinton called for from the Interagency Council on the Homeless in hi: May 1993 Exec. Order. [5401]

  • The Donations Assistance Program is a new project of the Mass. Coal. for the Homeless (a PRRAC grantee), a furniture bank for families making the transition from homelessness to housing. 50,000 copies of an attractive leaflet, designed by an ad agency, will be distributed to furniture stores, which will place them on counters for customers buying new couches, tables, chairs, lamps, etc., offering free pick-up of the items these new purchases will replace. Contact the Coalition, 288 A St., 4th flr., Boston, MA 02210, 617/737-3508 for more inf. and a copy of the leaflet. [5402]

  • "The Essential Reference on Homelessness: A Fully Annotated Bibliography" by the Natl. Coalition for the Homeless & the Homelessness Inf. Exchange, is available from the Coalition, 1612 K St. NW, #1004, Wash., DC 20006, 202/775-1322. $50 for indivs. & nonprofits, $65 others. It will shortly be available in database form as well. [5403]

  • "The Right To Remain Nowhere" A Report on Anti- Homeless Laws & Litigation in 16 US Cities" (Jan. 1994) is available ($20, but reduced rates for small nonprofits and others with limited incomes) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW #412, Wash., DC 20004,202/638-2535. [5406]

  • "You Don't Need a Home to Vote" is the registration/ voting rights campaign sponsored by the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless. Inf./ campaign packet from Michael Stoops at the Coalition 1612 K St. NW, #1004, Wash., DC 20006, 202/775-1322 [5405]

May/June 1994

back to top
  • "A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities: 1993" is a 26-city survey (73 pp. + apps., Dec., 1993), by and available (free for nonprofits, $15 for others) from the US Conf. of Mayors, 1620 Eye St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-7330. [5464]

  • "Down and Out: A Manual on Basic Rights and Benefits for the Homeless in Massachusetts" (1993 ed., 138 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Mass. Coal. for the Homeless, 288 A St., 4th flr., Boston, MA 02210, 617/737-3508. [5465]

  • Hopes, Dreams & Promises. The Future of Homeless Children in America by Ralph daCosta Nunez (252 pp., 1994), has just been published by Homes for the Homeless. $15.95 from them, 36 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252. [5466]

  • "The "Findings and Recommendations" of the [House] Speaker's Task Force on Homelessness" (60 pp. + apps., Dec. 1993) is available (likely free) from Rep. Bruce Vento, US House of Repre-sentatives, Wash., DC 20515, 202/224-3121. [5467]

  • "To Protect & Defend: Converting Military Housing & Other Federal Property to Help Homeless Americans" (79 pp., Feb. 1994) is available ($20, but reduced rates to small nonprofit advocacy groups, shelters, other homeless assistance agencies and limited-income individuals) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [5468]

January/February 1994

back to top
  • EITC and the Homeless Representatives from the ABA Commn. on Homelessness Poverty, the Comm. for Creative Non-Violence, the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, the Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness, the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, and the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty met to discuss implementation of Earned Income Tax Credit outreach to homeless persons. Further inf. and materials from Maria Foscarinis at the Natl. Law Ctr., 918 F St. NW 412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/ 638-2535. They have available a Q&A sheet on common questions homeless people may have about the Earned Income Tax Credit. Free with a SASE from the Ctr. [4993]

  • Ethnic Diversity Among the Homeless: Latino Homeless Families in New York City is another quarterly report, available free from Homes for the Homeless (see item above). [4996]

  • Law and the Homeless: An Annotated Bibliography by Beth Jarrett and Wes Daniels of the Univ. of Miami Law School, is available (no price listed, document #48,350) from the Natl. Clearinghouse on Legal Services, 407 S. Dearborn St. #400, Chicago, IL 60605,312/939-3830. [4997]

  • "Public Shelter Admission Rates in Philadelphia and New York City" The Implications of Turnover for Sheltered Population Counts," by Dennis Culhane, Edmund Dejowski, Julie Ibanez, Elizabeth Needham & Irene Macchia (31 pp., 1993), is a Fannie Mae Office of Housing Research Working Paper. The study, as reported in a p. 1 NY Times article (11 / 16/93), shows that "the number of New Yorkers [and Philadelphians] who have been homeless in recent years is far greater than experts and advocates previously esti-mated." Copies of the study are available (likely free) from Culhane at the Univ. of PA Med. Ctr., 3600 Market St. #716, Phila., PA 19104, 215/ 662-2886. [4994]

  • "The Final Hurdle: From Joblessness and Homelessness to Independent Living" (Nov. 1993) is available, free, from Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003,212/529-5252. [4995]

November/December 1993

back to top
  • Enforcement of Federal Antidiscrimination Laws Carol Fennelly of the Community for Creative Non-Violence and Maria Foscarinis of the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty are assembling information on discriminatory enforcement of state and local criminal and civil laws against homeless persons, or about violation of federal antidiscrimination provisions as applied to homeless individuals. The Civil Rights Div. of the US Dept. of Justice has identified an attorney to coordinate DOJ's enforcement of federal laws that prohibit discrimination against homeless people. Information should be sent to Maria at the NLCHP, 918 F St. NW #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [5959]

  • "Homeless: The Foster Care Connection" is a 7-page Aug. 1993 report from The Inst. for Children and Poverty, 36 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10009 212/529-5252; no price listed. [5958]

  • Malign Neglect: Homeless in an American City [LA], by Jennifer Wolch & Michael Dear 375 pp., $37.95), has just been published by Jossey-Bass (350 Sansome St., SF, CA 94104, 415/433-1767). [5957]

  • "No Way Out" is a just-released 90-page report on the forced separation of homeless families (looking at Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Hartford, Indianapolis, Jackson, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, NYC, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, SF and Wash., DC), available ($20, with a discounted price for nonprofits) from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty (see above item). [5960]

September/October 1993

back to top
  • "Preventing Recidivism Among Previously Homeless Families in NYC" by David Schwartz and Donita Devance-Manzini (78 pp., 1993), is available (no price listed) from the Amer. Affordable Housing Inst., Rutgers, PO Box 118, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, 908/932-6812. It's subtitled "Databases and Program Designs for Four Major Homelessness Prevention Efforts." [6006]

  • "Reaching & Teaching Children Without Housing" (103 pp., May 1993) and "Until I Go Home: Child Care for Homeless Families" (152 pp., March 1993) are available (suggested donations, $20 and $30, respectively) from HomeBase/The Ctr. for Common Concerns, 870 Market St. #1228, SF, CA 94102,415/788-7961. [6005]

May/June 1993

back to top
  • "Far From Home: School Transportation for Boston's Homeless Children and Youth" by Sean Reardon (Nov. 1992), is available ($6; free to legal services attys. and others representing poverty-level individuals) from the Ctr. for Law & Education, 955 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/876-6611. [5799]

  • "Outcasts on Main Street" the report of the Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness. Available (likely free) from the Natl. Resource Ctr. on Homelessness and Mental Illness, 800/444-7415. [5797]

  • "Until I Go Home ... Childcare for Homeless Families" and "Reaching and Teaching Children Without Housing - Improving Educational Opportunities for Homeless Children and Youth" are two new reports from HomeBase, 870 Market St. #1228, SF, CA 94102,415/ 788-7961. [5798]

March 1993

back to top
  • "An Evaluation of the Los Angeles Section 8 Homeless Program" details innovative techniques that have successfully stabilized homeless families. $5 from Shelter Partnership, 1010 S. Flower St. #400, LA, CA 90015. [5723]

  • "Homeless Children: The Watchers and the Waiters" is available ($25) from the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Women in Transition, 100 Edgewood Ave. #806, Atlanta, GA 30303. [5726]

  • "Housing the Homeless: A "How To" Manual for "One Congregation -- One Home"" (178 pp., 1993) reports the work of Temple Micah in Washington, DC in establishing Micah House. Legal, planning, development and management details are included with sample documents (articles of incorporation, tax exemption application, fund raising letters, budget, resident sponsor agreements, etc.) $7 ($2 for the 10-page Narrative alone, minus appendices) from The Churches Conf. on Shelter & Housing, 900 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/387-0498. [5724]

  • "Law and the Homeless: An Annotated Bibliography" is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 407 S. Dearborn St. #400, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/939-3830. [5728]

  • "On the Streets and In the Shelters: Legal and Policy Issues Affecting People Who Live in Public Spaces and Homeless Shelters" is available ($25) from HomeBase/Ctr. for Common Concerns, 870 Market St. #1228, SF, CA 94102,415/788-7961. [5727]

  • The 1992 N. Amer. Directory of Program for Runaways, Homeless Youth and Missing Children is available ($16) from the Amer. Youth Work Ctr., 1751 N St. NW #302, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-0764. [5725]

January 1993

back to top
  • "On Their Own-At What Cost? A Look at Families Who Leave Shelters" is a recent study by the Citizens Comm. for Children of NY. The results are depressing, and the Committee offers recommendations on how to improve outcomes. $7.50. , Their phone is 212/673-1800. [5511]

  • "There's No Place Like ... No Place: Confronting the Problems of the Aging Homeless and Marginally Housed" is available (no price listed) from AARP, 601 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20049. [5515]

November 1992

back to top
  • "Giving to End Homelessness: A Study of the National Philanthropic Response to Homelessness," by Ruth McCambridge (84 pp., Oct. 1992), is available (likely free) from The Fund for the Homeless, Boston Foundation, One Boston Pl., 24th flr., Boston, MA 02108, 617/723-7415. [6588]

  • HomeBase a regional support center for homeless policy and programs, has several forthcoming publications, including "On the Streets and in the Shelters: Legal and Policy Issues Affecting People Who Live in Public Spaces and Homeless Shelters" (Oct. 1992), "Child Care for Homeless Families" (Nov. 1992), and "Educating Homeless Children" (Dec. 1992). Contact them at 870 Maret St. #1228, SF, CA 94102, 415/788-7961. [6586]

  • Homewords is the quarterly newsletter of the Homeless Inf. change (which has just merged ,fith the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless). $10/year, 1830 Conn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/462-7551. [6584]

  • The Homelessness Docket is a collection of legal cases involving homelessness (170 pp., rev. Sept. 1; 1992), produced by the Natl. Housing Law Project and the Legal Services Homelessness Task Force. Available ($15, free to legal services staff) as No. 45, 055C from the Natl. Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 407 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/939-3830. [6585]

  • "The Severely Mentally Ill Homeless: Housing Needs and Housing Policy," by Sandra Newman (84 pp., Sept. 1992) is available ($6) from the Johns Hopkins Inst. for Policy Studies, Shriver Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218, 410/516-7171. [6587]

September 1992

back to top
  • Advocates for Universal Rehabilitation of American Servicemen is seeking information about homeless veterans and the correlation between their military experience and their homelessness. Contact Garland Money, AURAS, PO Box 86134, Phoenix, AZ 85080. [6483]

  • "Campaign Materials: The Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness" (1518 K St. NW #206, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-1526) has prepared a brochure, "Homelessness: Issues and Answers," and a Ten Point Program to End Homelessness, sent to over 1000 House and Senate candidates. [6469]

  • "Community/Candidates' Forum on Housing and Homelessness: Information Guide" is a joint project of the Comm. for Creative Non-Violence, Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, Natl. Low Inc. Hsng. Coal., and Low Inc. Hsng. Inf. Service. Available (likely free) from any of these orgs. -- try Ginja Bethel at NLIHC/LIHIS, 1012 14th St. NW #1200, Wash., DC 20005, 202/662-1530. [6470]

  • "Dealing with Desperation: A Census of Maryland's Sheltered Homeless," by Anne B. Schlay 85 pp., July 1992), is available ($4) from Action for the Homeless, 1021 N. Culvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202, 410/659-0300. (This is the PRRAC-funded research product described in detail in Anne Shlay's accompanying article on p. 3 we thought we'd list it here as well, for those few of you who don't read every word of Poverty & Race.) [6475]

  • "Homelessness in Rural Places: Perspectives from Upstate New York," by Janet Fitchen appeared in the second 1991 issue of the Journal of Urban Anthropology. $5 from The Institute, 86 Centennial Ave., Brockport, NY 14420. [6480]

  • Homelessness: New England and Beyond is the special Summer 1992 issue of the New England Journal of Public Policy. It's 811 pages, subs are $20 from NEJPP, McCormack Inst. of Public Affairs, U. Mass., 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393. [6481]

  • "Police Responses to Street Persons: Critical Findings" is a new report by the Police Executive Research Forum, which surveyed chief executives of 521 local law enforcement agencies. Available (probably free) from Darrel Stephens at the Forum, 2300 M St. NW #910, Wash., DC 20037, 202/466-7820. A full report analyzing the data will be available later in the Fall. [6479]

  • "Shut Out: Denial of Education to Homeless Children" is available from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness and Poverty, 918 F St. NW #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [6471]

  • "Small Steps: An Update on the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program" is available from the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness and Poverty, 918 F St. NW #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [6473]

  • "Social Science Research and Contemporary Studies of Homelessness," by Anne B. Schlay & Peter Rossi was published in the Annual Review of Sociology 1992. For reprints, contact Shlay at Glatfelter Hall, 10th flr., Temple U., Phila., PA 19122, 215/787-5156. [6477]

  • The 1992 Legal Advocacy Manual for the Homeless (592 pp.) is available ($25) from the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, 343 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/341-1070. [6476]

  • The Journal of Adolescent Health (vol. 12, no. 7, Nov. 1991) features a series of articles on health care of runaway and street youth. $37 (may be a misprint) from Elsevier Science Pub. Co., PO Box 882, Madison Sq. Sta., NYC, NY 10159. [6474]

  • "There's No Place Like...No Place: Confronting the Problems of the Aging Homeless and Marginally Housed" is a new AARP report, free from AARP Fulfillment, 601 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20049 (request pub. D14595). [6478]

July 1992

back to top
  • "Abandoned to the Streets: An Analysis of Social Security's Pre-Release Program" (114 pp., May 1992) is available ($12) from the National Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. They also have available a publications list of reports, fact sheets, articles and testimony. A short Statement of Principles supporting their Beyond McKinney project -- proposed legislation to strengthen exiting federal homelessness law --)also available, and they are seeking endorsements from national, state and local organizations. [6353]

  • "Helping Homeless People: Unique Challenges and Solutions," eds. Clemmie Solomon & Peggy Jackson-Jobe is a guide for educators, counselors, social workers and related human development professionals, published by the Amer. Assn. for Counselling and Development. $22.25. 800/347-6647. [6364]

  • "Homeless Legal Advocates' Manual" was produced by students in the Univ. of Miami School of Law's Public Interest Seminar Prog. Much of the material relates to Florida law, but some is of more general application. Free from Wes Daniels, Univ. of Miami Law Lib., PO Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124, 305/284-2250. [6356]

  • "Homes for the Homeless: A Handbook for Action," by Adam Hiram, Adam Berger & Ronald Frye records the Yale Law School Shelter Project and HOME, Inc., a community-based nonprofit formed to develop and low-income housing. 259 pp. $14.95 pb, $25.95 cloth, from Carolina Academic Press, 700 Kent St., Durham, NC 27701, 919/489-7486. [6360]

  • "Job Training for the Homeless: Report on Demonstration's First Year," by L. Bailis, M. Blasinsky, M. Tecco & M. Chestnutt is available (free) from the US Dept. of Labor, Employment & Ting. Adm., 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Rm. N5629, Wash., DC 20210, 202/535-0682. [6359]

  • "Law and the Homeless" is a symposium issue of the Univ. of Miami Law Review (vol. 45, nos. 2-3, Nov.-Jan. 1990-1991). $7 from William S. Hein & Co., 1285 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14209. [6355]

  • "National Organizations Concerned with Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness" 36 pp., March 1992) is available (free) from the Natl. Resource Ctr. on Homelessness and Mental Illness, 262 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, 800/444-7415. [6362]

  • "No Place To Be: Voices of Homeless Children," by Judith Berck contains interviews with 30 children living in welfare hotels and shelters, poems, photos. 1992, $14.95 from Houghton Mifflin, 800/225-3362. [6363]

  • Street Sheet is the tabloid publication of the SF Coalition on Homelessness, 126 Hyde St., SF, CA 94102, 415/346-3740. [6354]

  • Takeover: Heroes of the New American Depression is a new one-hour documentary, by Pamela Yates and Peter Kinoy, on the May 1, 1990 action in 8 cities to occupy vacant HUD housing. It will be shown August 10 on PBS as part of the Point of View series. Ordering information from Skylight Pictures, 330 W. 42 St., NYC, NY 10036, 212/947-5333. [6352]

  • The Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness has released its report and action plan, "Outcasts on Main Street." An Executive Summary is available (free) from the NIMH Office of Programs for the Mentally Ill, 5600 Fishers Ln. Rm. 7C-08, Rockville, MD 20857. [6358]

  • "The Quandries of Shelter Reform: An Appraisal of Efforts 'Manage' Homelessness" (26 a., 1992) is available from the author, Dennis Culhane, Univ. of Penn. Dept. of Psychiatry, 3600 Market St. #716, Phila., PA 19104-2648. [6357]

  • "The Women Outside: Meanings and Myths of Homelessness," by Stephanie Golden examines homelessness and marginality among women, with an historical and cross-cultural perspective. 1992, $25, Univ. of Calif. Press. 510/642-4562 (Denise Cicourel). [6365]

  • Voices from the Streets is a theater group of adults and children, all of whom have experienced homelessness. They also conduct classes in creative writing, dance, gospel choir, drama, pantomime and cartooning. For more inf. and their new quarterly newsletter, contact them at 1133 20th St. NW #220, Wash., DC 20036, 202/457-0788. [6361]

  • "You Don't Need A Home to Vote" is the title of a voter registration/organizing campaign co-sponsored by the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless and the Community for Creative Non-Violence. For inf. and materials (poster, organizing tips, etc.),contact the Coalition, 1621 Conn. Ave. NW #400, Wash., DC 20009, 202/265-2371. [6366]

May 1992

back to top
  • Beyond McKinney A group convened by Maria Foscarinis of the Natl. Law Ctr. on Homeless ness and Poverty is working on a legislative initiative to improve the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. Contact Foscarinis at 918 F St. NW #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. They also have available a publications list. [6188]

  • Empty the Shelters is a 70-page vision statement, guide and resource for student groups who want to join the Empty the Shelters campaign begun by the Natl. Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness. $9.95 (payable to Jobs with Peace) to Empty the Shelters, 246 Arch St., Phila., PA 19106. [6185]

  • "From Emergency Shelter... To Permanent Housing: The Obstacles to Safe, Decent, Affordable Housing Encountered by Battered Women" (17 pp., July 1990) is available ($2.50, payable to "Student Legal Services") from the Housing Reform Proj., 3409 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, 313/936-0836. [6184]

  • Promises Made, Promises Broken... The Crisis and Challenge: Homeless Families in Chicago, by Kathleen McCourt & Gwendolyn Nyden 243 pp., October 1990, is available from the Chicago Inst. on Urban Poverty, 327 S. LaSalle St. #1500, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/435-4500; no price given. [6183]

  • The Natl. Alliance to End Homeless (1518 K St. NW #206, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-1526) has available three publications: "What Corporations Can Do to Help End Homelessness" ($9.50), "What You Can Do to Help the Homeless" ($3.95), "SRO Handbook" ($25). [6189]

  • The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States, by Joel Blau is a new book (Oxford U. Press, 1992). [6186]

  • "Transitional Programs Network: The Natl. Alliance to End Homelessness" (1518 K St. NW #206, Wash., DC 20005, 202/ 638-1526) has just formed a network to share information among transitional housing program operators. $25/year. [6187]

March 1992

back to top
  • "CCNV Homelessness Materials" The Community for Creative Non-Violence (425 Second St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/393-1909) has available three 30- or 60-second video Public Service Announcements featuring Valerie Harper or Edwin James Olmos ($3); "Housing and Homelessness: A Treaching Guide" ($3), featuring three lesson plans for grades 4-8, five lesson plans for grades 8-12, teachers' background materials, a poverty quiz, glossary and resource list; and "Managing the Media: A Guide for Activists" ($5). [6069]

  • "Go Directly to Jail: Report Analyzing Local Anti-Homeless Ordinances" is a 88-page Dec., 1991 report by the Nalt. Law Ctr. on Homelessness and Poverty, 918 F St. NW #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535, $12. [6068]

  • "Heroes Today, Homeless Tomorrow? Homelessness Among Veterans in the U.S." is a 35-page, Nov. 1991 report and set of recommendations from the natl. Coalition for the Homeless, 1621 Conn. Ave., NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/265-2371. $5. Also available from them for $5: "Mourning in America: Health Problems, Mortality and Homelessness," 35 pp., Dec. 1991. Safety Network is their newletter. [6067]

  • "Homeless Families: Failed Policies and Young Victims" is available ($4.50) from Children's Defense Fund, 122 C St., NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [6063]

  • "Homeless Pamphlets, Properties" The federal Interagency Council on the Homeless (451 Seventh St. SW #7274, Wash., DC 20410, 202/708-1480) has (likely free) pamphlets available on various topics having to do with assisting the homeless. Also available (and free) is the 62-page Executive Summary of their 1990 Annual Report; a special edition of their newsletter, Council Communique, covering questions and answers on obtaining federal properties for housing for homeless; and (this one $3 fron HUD USER, PO Box 6091, Rockville, MD 20850) "Initiatives for the Homeless: A Collection of Program Descriptions" about more than 70 state, local and private homelessness assistance initiatives. [6070]

  • Homelessness Videos: Five new videos on being homeless in America are available from Fanlight Productions, 47 Halifax St., Boston, MA 02130, 617/524-0980: "Health Care for the Homeless," "Shelter Stories," "Shooting Back" (photography by homeless children), "Street-life: The Invisible Family," and "Paper House." Free previews available. "Promises to Keep," the Academy Award nominee documentary on the work of the late Mitch Snyder, is available from Durrin Productions, 1748 Kalorama Rd. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 800/536-6843. And "Heroes of the New American Depression," a documentary on direct actions taken by the homeless to meet their needs, is available from Skylight Pictures, 330 W. 42 St., 24th flr., NYC, NY, 212/947-5333. Finally in this category, there's Impact Visuals (28 W. 27 St. #901, NYC, NY 10001, 212/683-9688), a progressive cooperative of photojournalists that supplies photos, graphics, illustrations, cartoons, etc. for use in designing brochures, posters, reports, videos, books, etc. They specialize in health care, homelessness/housing, the effects of waste disposal in minority and poor communities, and other areas of social concern. [6065]

  • "Preventing Homelessness" an intensive examination of seven state and local homelessness prevention programs, is available from the Natl. Housing Inst., 439 Main St., Orange, NJ 07050, 201/678-3110. Descriptions of homelessness prevention services and contacts in 67 other cities and states are provided in an appendix. $25. [6062]

  • SRO Network The Naional Alliance to End Homelessness fas formed an SRO Network to assist organizations preserving, developing and operating single-room and efficiency housing; they also will track relevant legislation, regulations and other useful information. Alliance SRO Network, 1518 K ST., NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-1526. [6066]

  • "The Stanford Studies of Homeless Families, Children and Youth" is a 48-page summary of studies undertaken during 1990 and 1991 in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. It's available (no listed price) from the Stanford Ctr. for the Study of Families, Children and Youth, Margaret Jacks Hall, Stanford, CA 94305-2135, 415/723-1706. [6061]

Not in any newsletter

back to top
  • "One-Third of Hoeless Men in Shelter Network Found to be Veterans" was the Headline of a Nov. 10, 1996, Wash. Post story, reporting a survey of 133 missions run by the Internatl. Union of Gospel Missions. For background materials, contact Philip Ryman, IUGM, 1045 Swift, N. KC, MO 64116-4127, 816/471-8020, E-mail: iugm@iugm.org [2965]

  • The Natl. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty is conducting an outreach campaign to inform homeless persons that they may be eligible to recieve the Earned Tax Credit. They have prepared a free packet to help nonprofits educate their clients. Contact Antonia Fasanelli at the Ctr., 918 F St. NW, #412, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [2966]

  • "The Unequal Homeless: Men on the Streets, Women in Their Place," by Joanne Passaro is an urban ethnography analyzing homelessness through the lens of gender & race. 128 pp., 1996, from Routledge, 29 W. 35 St., NYC, NY 10001. [2967]

Join Our Email List Join Our Email List