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View Resource Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve, Technical Report

In December 1999, the department of Housing and Urban development released their "most comprehensive study ever of homelessness in America." The survey of the homeless and the social programs supporting them is offered online in three separate chunks. The Technical Report provides the "full, detailed technical report consisting of 17 chapters with appendices and complete sets of data tables (over...

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/homeless/homeles...
View Resource "Bumfights": Reality Television or Blatant Exploitation?

"Bumfights" is an one hour video, co-created and co-produced by Las Vegas residents Ray Laticia and Ty Beeson, that showcases homeless men and women fighting one another and performing other crude acts and dangerous stunts. Inspired by a fight they observed on the streets of San Francisco, Laticia and Beeson decided to solicit and shot footage of the homeless and compile it into a video they...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0628
View Resource Evaluations of Continuums of Care for Homeless People

Prepared by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, "Evaluations of Continuums of Care for Homeless People" is a comprehensive study that examines the continuums of care for homeless people throughout the United States. Critiquing the agenda of the Continuum of Care (CoC), a system designed to help homeless people as well as those at imminent risk of becoming homeless, this 216-page...

https://www.huduser.gov/publications/pdf/continuums_of_care....
View Resource Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve, Summary Report

In December 1999, the department of Housing and Urban development released their "most comprehensive study ever of homelessness in America." The survey of the homeless and the social programs supporting them is offered online in three separate chunks. The Summary Report gives complete analysis of the extensive findings of the survey, including five chapters summarizing the methodology and data.

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View Resource Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve, Highlights Report

In December 1999, the department of Housing and Urban development released their "most comprehensive study ever of homelessness in America." The survey of the homeless and the social programs supporting them is offered online in three separate chunks. The Highlights Report offers a substantial review of both the data and analytic conclusions. One significant finding that seems to fly in the face...

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/homeless/homeles...
View Resource Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center

While the mention of Los Angeles to some may conjure up images of the wealth and glamour of such locales as Westwood and other prestigious communities, there is also a great deal of poverty within the broader urban and exurban region. Located at the Weingart Center (the largest homeless service organization in Los Angeles), the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty is a research and...

http://www.investinla.org/
View Resource Interagency Council on Homelessness

Given the complex nature of addressing such a broad problem as that of homelessness, it is not so surprising that there exists a federal initiative in the United States to collaborate on "out of the box" approaches to alleviating this situation. In 1987, with the passage of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, Congress established the Interagency Council on Homelessness in order to...

https://www.usich.gov/
View Resource Poor and Homeless Continue to Face Major Challenges in Urban Areas

Polk Gulch cleanup angers some http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/12/POLKSTREET.TMP Nation taking a new look at homelessness, solutions http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-10-11-homeless-cover_x.htm Study: U.S. poor trapped in urban areas http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/12/poverty.study.ap/index.html Katrina’s Window: Confronting Concentrated Poverty Across America...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/1014
View Resource U.S. government announces new policy to address homelessness

Integrating Services a Key to Homelessness Plan http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=10985475 Shelter residents, operators react to U.S. Homeless plan http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x383282834/Shelter-residents-operators-react-to-U-S-homeless-plan Obama builds on Bush success to help the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2010/0625
View Resource The HUDdle Screenshot

If you're interested in the world of urban development and housing in the United States, you'll find the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Official Blog (HUDdle) most compelling. The blog is designed to share information about the department’s programs, provide a forum for interacting with the public and also get feedback about the work being done. The archives date back to 2010 and...

http://blog.hud.gov/