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By Mary Ellen Hombs

ISBN-10: 0874367255

ISBN-13: 9780874367256

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

• files contain ecu laws on homelessness, the overseas invoice of Rights, and the Istanbul statement on Human Settlements

• features a listing of organisations, institutions, and executive agencies―national, federal, and international

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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.

He is a founder and member of the board of directors of the New York City Coalition for the Homeless and the National Coalition for the Homeless. Hopper is the author of numerous monographs and articles, and has been an expert witness in many civil suits concerning the rights and needs of the homeless. S. Anna Kondratas S. Anna Kondratas was assistant HUD secretary for community development and planning under the Bush Administration. S. Department of Agriculture, responsible for the Food Stamp and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition programs.

A New York City judge rules in the Mixon lawsuit (seeking adequate housing for homeless persons with HIV/AIDS) that the city must offer safer living conditions for such persons because their systems are weakened by the virus and they are susceptible to tuberculosis and other infections. May. President Clinton signs an Executive Order calling for a Federal Plan To End Homelessness within nine months. Page 24 1993 cont. June. C. September. San Francisco mayor Frank Jordan announces that the city will begin taking shopping carts away from homeless people, in yet another step to crack down on homeless people in public places.

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