Homelessness: Challenges, Causes and Support Programs


David C. Payne (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC045000

Every American has the right to safe, decent, and affordable housing. Yet, homelessness in the United States is an unnecessary and worsening crisis. According to HUD, between 2016 and 2020, homelessness increased in the richest nation on the planet by 6 percent, with more than 580,000 people, including children, experiencing homelessness in January of 2020. The significant economic instability brought by COVID-19 has only increased these numbers.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Housing America: Addressing Challenges in Serving People Experiencing Homelessness
Committee on Financial Services

Chapter 2. On the Brink of Homelessness: How the Affordable Housing Crisis and the Gentrification of America Is Leaving Families Vulnerable
Committee on Financial Services

Chapter 3. Federal Health and Social Service Programs That Support People Experiencing Homelessness
U.S. Department of Health Human Services and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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