Encyclopedia of Homelessness, Volumes 1-2

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of Homelessness, Volumes 1-2

At any given moment, about 3 million American women, men, andchildren are homeless. And another 5 million Americans spend over50% of their incomes on housing, meaning that one missed paycheck,one health crisis, or one unpaid utility bill can push them out thedoor into homelessness.Homelessness is one of the major social problems and personaland family tragedies of the contemporary world. No community, city,or nation is immune and the lack of affordable housing and adecline in secure, well-paying jobs means that the problem willonly get worse.The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the firstsystematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about thiscomplex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all ofsociety. The Encyclopedia focuses on the current situationin the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessnessaround the world.Key Themes:CausesLifestyle IssuesHealth Issues and ServicesHistoryLegal Issues and AdvocacyGovernment Policies and ProgramsOrganizationsResearch ApproachesService Systems and SettingsSize and Characteristics of the Homeless PopulationPublic Perceptions of HomelessnessWorld Issues and Perspectiveshttps://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/encyclopedia-of-homelessness/book225639