American homelessness: a reference handbook by Mary Ellen Hombs

By Mary Ellen Hombs

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

• records comprise eu laws on homelessness, the foreign invoice of Rights, and the Istanbul announcement on Human Settlements

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

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April. May. Congressional hearing on HUD report on homelessness; report is widely criticized by advocates for its assertion that only 250,000 people are homeless. Page 19 1984 cont. June. Supreme Court rules in CCNV v. SeptemberNovember. C. November. C. 1985February. 1986May. June. November. S. 1987January. March. July. HR 558, now the "Stewart B. 1988February. Ten thousand homeless people, their supporters, and civil rights leaders march in Atlanta just prior to the "Super Tuesday" presidential primaries.

Mixon v. SeptemberNovember. S. December. 1989January. February. June. Palmieri v. October. November. Eleven men and women arrested after taking over vacant government-owned housing in Tucson, Arizona, are acquitted by a city magistrate on the grounds that their trespassing constituted a lesser evil than the imminent harm posed by homelessness. December. , rules that the federal government must make available thousands of vacant federal buildings for homeless people during the coming winter. The judge found that the federal government had made "pitifully few" properties available as required under the McKinney Act, and ordered a strict schedule for compliance.

S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros declared homelessness to be his agency's top priority, a homeless woman died at a bus stop outside the agency. Her death was highly publicized and analyzed as a symbol of a larger social problem. Just a few months later came the release of the Federal Plan on homelessness, prepared as a result of President Clinton's 1993 Executive Order; this news was also carried around the nation. During the same period, more and more communities passed new laws or undertook enforcement campaigns of existing laws to regulate the behavior of homeless people in public spaces, by prohibiting acts such as sleeping, storing belongings, or distributing food.

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