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Homelessness

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction HV4493.H657 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  HV4493.H657 2013
 
 
Summary
This volume explores many aspects of homelessness. Readers will evaluate the causes of homelessness, the effectiveness of government programs that target homelessness, and how new legislation will impact this situation. Readers are presented with opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro versus con format. Essay sources include The Christian Science Monitor, Policy Priorities, Melinda Henneberger, and Michelle Chen.
Contents
What are the causes of homelessness? Homelessness is a problem created by deregulation and cutbacks / David Hulchanski
Homelessness and urban poverty are created by government regulation / Charles Johnson
The economic recession has sparked an increase in homelessness / Michelle Chen
A change in federal policy is the ultimate cause of increased homelessness / Lizzy Ratner and Patrick Markee
Increased poverty has caused an increase in shared households / Laryssa Mykyta and Suzanne Macartney
The problems of poverty and substandard housing are overstated / Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
What government programs work to help the homeless? A housing-first strategy works to decrease homelessness / The Christian Science Monitor
Chronically homeless people need more than housing / Melinda Henneberger
Government programs can and should be used to end homelessness / Shaun Donovan
Private charity, not government programs, should be used to end homelessness / Doug Bandow
Government housing vouchers are a highly effective form of assistance / Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Government housing vouchers promote dependency and poverty / Howard Husock
How should legislation address homelessness? Restrictions on feeding the homeless are discriminatory / Baylen Linnekin
Restrictions on feeding the homeless are necessary for public safety / Stephen Williams, Rudy Rasmus, Hank Rush, and Bob Eury
The homeless need new legislation to protect them from hate crimes / Brian Levin and Jack Levin
The homeless do not need new legislation to protect them from hate crimes / David Muhlhausen
Government housing vouchers are a highly effective form of assistance / Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ; Government housing vouchers promote dependency and poverty / Howard Husock
Chapter 3. How should legislation address homelessness?. Restrictions on feeding the homeless are discriminatory / Baylen Linnekin ; Restrictions on feeding the homeless are necessary for public safety / Stephen Williams, Rudy Rasmus, Hank Rush, and Bob Eury ; The homeless need new legislation to protect them from hate crimes / Brian Levin and Jack Levin ; The homeless do not need new legislation to protect them from hate crimes / David Mulhausen.

Additional Information
Series Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Subjects Homelessness -- Juvenile literature.
Homelessness -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Homelessness.
Homeless persons.
Publisher Detroit :2013
Contributors Merino, Noël, editor.
Language English
Description 138 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-131) and index.
ISBN 9780737738513
0737738510
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