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Author Jackson, Kerry, 1960- author.

Title No way home : the crisis of homelessness and how to fix it with intelligence and humanity / Kerry Jackson, Christopher F. Rufo, Joseph Tartakovsky, Wayne Winegarden.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Encounter Books, 2021.
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 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  362.5 JAC NEWBKS    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description xi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Life on the streets : documenting California's growing homelessness crisis -- Part II. How California became frist in homelessness : decades of bad policy and legal decisions -- Part III. What can be done to solve California's homeless problem : innovative ways to reduce homelessness despite budget and legal constraints.
Summary "In San Diego, not far from the gates of the fantasy world at Disneyland, tent cities line the freeways remind us of an ugly reality. Homeless individuals are slowing rail traVc between Sacramento and the Bay Area, and swarming subway trains in Los Angeles in search of a place to sleep when they're not languishing on Skid Row. Drug use among the homeless is plaguing communities, with discarded needles threatening children playing at public parks. And every day across California, thousands of homeless youth who lack safe and stable housing struggle to stay in school, to perform well academically, and to form meaningful connections with their teachers and peers. Since the 1980s, countless research studies have been published on the topic of homelessness in America. Too often, however, social science research on homelessness is narrow in scope, mired in politics, and reliant on questionable assumptions about the root causes of the problem. The severity of the homeless crises plaguing cities requires innovative solutions backed by credible data and objective research. This book examines the causes of homelessness with a focus on unaffordable housing, poverty, mental illness, substance addiction and legal reform. It examines the state and local policy environment to determine ways in which housing policy, social service programs, employment opportunities interact to exacerbate, perpetuate, or reduce homelessness. The book also evaluates different strategies being used at the state, county, and local levels to prevent or reduce homelessness. Finally, the book provides a mix of long-term policy solutions based on the authors' +ndings that have the greatest potential to reduce homelessness"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Poor -- Government policy -- United States.
Homelessness (OCoLC)fst00959545
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
Local Subject Poor people -- Government policy -- United States.
Subject Homelessness -- United States.
Poor -- Government policy (OCoLC)fst01071075
Housing (OCoLC)fst00962245
Housing -- United States.
Added Author Rufo, Christopher F., 1984- author.
Tartakovsky, Joseph, 1981- author.
Winegarden, Wayne, 1968- author.
Other Form: Online version: Jackson, Kerry, 1960- No way home New York : Encounter Books, 2021. 9781641771658 (DLC) 2020037432
ISBN 9781641771641 (hardcover)
164177164X (hardcover)
Standard No. 40030620674
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