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American homelessness: a reference handbook by Mary Ellen Hombs

By Mary Ellen Hombs

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

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

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

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Senate prevails in its budget appropriations recommendation and the federal Interagency Council on the Homeless is defunded. November. 1994January. February. HUD secretary Cisneros announces a proposed doubling of federal spending on homelessness and says he hopes to reduce the number of homeless people on the streets by one-third over the next three years. Also in February, Clinton administration officials, speaking at an unprecedented federal summit meeting on homeless veterans, say government must do more for an estimated 250,000 homeless veterans in the nation.

November. Voters in the District of Columbia narrowly defeat a ballot measure that would have preserved the city's right to overnight shelter for homeless people, six years after its initial overwhelming passage on the ballot. 1991January. Five coalitions for the homeless in the Midwest announce that they have jointly applied for foreign aid from 22 countries. HUD establishes formal eligibility criteria for McKinney programs by creating a definition of homelessness to be used in determining who would be served.

1979October. Callahan v. Carey lawsuit filed in New York City by volunteer Wall Street attorney Robert M. 1980April. May. Williams v. July. September. 1981February. Demonstrators block Pennsylvania Avenue in response to the cuts in federal programs for poor people announced in the first Reagan Administration budget the previous evening. Page 16 March. Private Lives/Public Spaces released in New York City, after researchers Kim Hopper and Ellen Baxter complete a lengthy survey of homeless people in that city.

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