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The Homeless: Opposing Viewpoints,9780737707502

The Homeless: Opposing Viewpoints

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9780737707502

ISBN10:
073770750X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Greenhaven Pr
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Summary

Visible on the streets of every American city, the homeless continue to elicit emotional debate. This anthology contains the following chapters: Is Homelessness a Serious Problem? What Are the Causes of Homelessness? What Housing Options Would Benefit the Homeless?

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 9(3)
Introduction 12(4)
Is Homelessness a Serious Problem?
Chapter Preface
16(1)
Homelessness Is a Serious Problem for Society
17(6)
Washington Spectator
Homelessness Is Not Society's Problem
23(5)
C.J. Carnacchio
Homelessness Is a Problem in Cities
28(5)
America
Homelessness Is a Problem in Rural Communities
33(6)
Yvonne M. Vissing
Homelessness Is a Problem Among Women and Children
39(6)
Eugene M. Lewit
Linda Schuurmann Baker
Homelessness Is a Serious Problem Among Men
45(9)
Anthony Browne
Periodical Bibliography
51(2)
What Are the Causes of Homelessness?
Chapter Preface
53(1)
Low Wages and Limited Employment Opportunities Cause Homelessness
54(5)
Aimee Molloy
Homelessness Is Often Voluntary
59(4)
Bob Klug
Lack of Affordable Housing Causes Homelessness
63(5)
Bruce Burleson
Welfare Cuts Have Increased Homelessness
68(4)
Leslie Miller
Mental Illness Contributes to Homelessness
72(6)
Henry G. Cisneros
Substance Abuse Is a Cause of Homelessness
78(6)
San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless
Domestic Violence Contributes to Homelessness
84(7)
National Coalition for the Homeless
Periodical Bibliography
88(2)
What Housing Options Would Benefit the Homeless?
Chapter Preface
90(1)
The Federal Government Should Work to Provide Affordable Housing
91(8)
Andrew Cuomo
The Federal Government Should Not Work to Provide Affordable Housing
99(12)
Howard Husock
Housing Vouchers Benefit Low-Income Families
111(6)
Merrill Matthews, Jr.
Housing Vouchers Do Not Always Benefit Low-Income Families
117(8)
Ann O'Hanlon
SROs Offer a Solution to Homelessness
125(4)
The Economist
SROs Are Currently an Inadequate Solution to Homelessness
129(8)
British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security
Periodical Bibliography
134(2)
How Should Society Deal with the Homeless?
Chapter Preface
136(1)
The Hardcore Homeless Should Be Arrested
137(5)
David Brooks
Society Should Not Criminalize the Homeless
142(8)
Karl Lydersen
Some of the Homeless Mentally Ill Should Be Treated Involuntarily
150(5)
E. Fuller Torrey
The Homeless Mentally Ill Should Not Be Treated Involuntarily
155(4)
Chance Martin
Private Charities Can Help the Homeless
159(4)
Michael Tanner
Private Charities Cannot Help All of the Homeless
163(6)
Joseph P. Shapiro
Jennifer Seter
Periodical Bibliography
168(1)
For Further Discussion 169(2)
Organizations and Websites 171(6)
Bibliography of Books 177(3)
Index 180


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