Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve, Volume 1

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DIANE Publishing, 1999 - Homeless persons - 88 pages
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This 1996 Nat. Survey of Homeless Assist. Providers & Clients (NSHAPC) is a landmark study. It was designed to provide updated information about the providers of homeless assistance & the characteristics of homeless persons who use the services. The survey is based on a statistical sample of 76 metropolitan & non-metropolitan areas, including small cities & rural areas. Data for the survey were collected between Oct. 1995 & Nov. 1996. Chapters: design overview; overview of homeless clients; comparing currently with formerly homeless clients & other service users; homeless assistance programs; sampling areas; & program definitions. Charts & tables.

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Page 5 - ... (B) An institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or (C) A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
Page 5 - homeless" or "homeless individual or homeless person" includes — (1) an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and (2) an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is — (A) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill...
Page xiii - Most homeless veterans are males; only about two percent are female according to the Interagency Council on the Homeless, a working group of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Page 2 - Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Labor, and Transportation; and other entities as deemed appropriate.
Page xiii - The survey is a response to the fact that homelessness remains one of America's most complicated and important social issues. Chronic poverty, coupled with physical and other disabilities, have combined with rapid changes in society, the workplace, and local housing markets to make many people vulnerable to its effects. With the enactment of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, Congress recognized the need to supplement "mainstream" federally funded housing and human services...
Page 85 - Permanent housing programs for formerly homeless clients provide long-term housing assistance with support services for which homelessness is a primary requirement for program eligibility. Examples include the Shelter Plus Care Program, the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program for Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) Dwellings, and the Permanent Housing for the Handicapped Homeless Program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These programs also include specific set-asides...
Page 50 - Analysis of data from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse indicates that...
Page xviii - American, and 1 percent are other races. • 26 percent are ages 17 to 24, 74 percent are ages 25 to 54, and less than 0.5 percent are ages 55 and older. • 41 percent have never married, 23 percent are married, 23 percent are separated, 13 percent are divorced, and none are widowed.
Page xix - How many receive income from family or friends? • 21 percent receive income from family members or friends, including: • 9 percent from parents. • 2 percent from a spouse. • 5 percent from other relatives. • 12 percent from friends, including boyfriends and girlfriends. • 1 percent from child support. • 8 percent report income from more than one type of family member or friend.
Page xiii - It was designed to provide updated information about the providers of homeless assistance and the characteristics of homeless persons who use services. The survey is based on a statistical sample of 76 metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, including small cities and rural areas.

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