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References
about Poverty and Homelessness in in America:


Economic Policy Institute, 1997. Nonstandard Work, Substandard Jobs: Flexible Work Arrangements in the U.S. Available for $12.00 from the Economic Policy Institute, 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036; 202/331-5510.

Dolbeare, Cushing. "Housing Policy: A General Consideration," in Homelessness in America, 1996, Oryx Press. Available for $43.50 from the National Coalition for the Homeless, 1612 K Street, NW, #1004, Washington, DC, 20006; 202/775-1322.

Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness. Outcasts on Main Street: A Report of the Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness, 1992. Available, free, from the National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness, 262 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054-1123; 800/444-7415, NRC3PRA@aol.com.

Greenberg, Mark, and Jim Baumohl. "Income Maintenance: Little Help Now, Less on the Way," in Homelessness in America, 1996, Oryx Press. Available for $43.50 from the National Coalition for the Homeless, 1612 K Street, NW, #1004, Washington, DC, 20006; 202/775-1322.

Hardin, Bristow. "Why the Road Off the Street is not Paved with Jobs," in Homelessness in America, 1996, Oryx Press. Available for $43.50 from the National Coalition for the Homeless, 1612 K Street, NW, #1004, Washington, DC, 20006; 202/775-1322.

Kaufman, Tracy L. Out of Reach: Rental Housing At What Cost? 1997. Available for $25.00 from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1012 14th St., NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20005-3410, 202/662-1530.

Koegel, Paul, et al. "The Causes of Homelessness," in Homelessness in America, 1996, Oryx Press. Available for $43.50 from the National Coalition for the Homeless, 1612 K Street, NW, #1004, Washington, DC, 20006; 202/775-1322.

Lazere, Edward. In Short Supply: The Growing Affordable Housing Gap, 1995. Available for $8.00 from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St., NE, Suite 705, Washington, DC 20002-4230; 202/408-1080, center@center.cbpp.org.

Mishel, L., Bernstein, J., and Schmitt, J. The State of Working America: 1996-97, 1997. Available for $24.95 (paper) from the Economic Policy Institute, 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036; 202/331-5510.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc. SSI/SSDI Study, in Healing Hands, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1997. Available from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, P.O. Box 68019, Nashville, TN 37206 8019; 615/226-2292.

O'Connell, J., Lozier, J., and Gingles, K. Increased Demand and Decreased Capacity: Challenges to the McKinney Act's Health Care for the Homeless Program, 1997. Available from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, P.O. Box 68019, Nashville, TN 37206 8019; 615/226-2292.

U.S. Bureau of the Census(a). Poverty in the United States: 1996. Current Population Reports, Series P60-198, 1997. Available, free, from U.S. Bureau of the Census, Income Statistics Branch, Washington, DC, 20233-0001; 301/763-8576, or at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty.html.

U.S. Bureau of the Census(b). Health Insurance Coverage: 1996. Current Population Reports, Series P60-199, 1997. Available, free, from U.S. Bureau of the Census, Income Statistics Branch, Washington, DC, 20233-0001; 301/763-8576, or at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins.html.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research. Rental Housing Assistance At A Crossroads: A Report to Congress on Worst Case Housing Needs, 1996. Available for $5.00 from HUD User, P.O. Box 6091, Rockville, MD, 20850, 800/245-2691, or free from the HUD User gopher site.

Waxman, Laura and Sharon Hinderliter. A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America's Cities: 1996. Available for $15.00 from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1620 Eye St., NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20006-4005, 202/293-7330.

Williams, Lydia. Addiction on the Streets: Substance Abuse and Homelessness in America, 1992. Available for $5.00 from the National Coalition for the Homeless, 1612 K St., NW, Suite #1004, Washington, DC, 202/775-1322.

Zorza, Joan. "Woman Battering: A Major Cause of Homelessness," in Clearinghouse Review, vol. 25, no. 4, 1991. Available for $6.00 from the National Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3846.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The following books provide in-depth explanations of the causes of homelessness in the United States. Books on rural homelessness, family homelessness, and homeless youth are included.

Blau, Joel. The Visible Poor: Homelessness in the United States , 1992. Available for $22.95 from Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10016, 1-800-451-7556.

Burt, Martha. Over the Edge: The Growth of Homelessness in the 1980s, 1992. Available for $35.00 from CUP Services, 750 Cascadilla St., Ithaca, NY 14851; 800/666©2211.

Cwayna, Kevin. Knowing Where the Fountains Are: Stories and Stark Realities of Homeless Youth, 1993. Available for $16.95 from Deaconess Press, 2450 Riverside Ave., South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454, 1/800-544-8207.

Dolbeare, Cushing. Economic Causes of Homelessness, 1991. Available for $10.00 from the National Coalition for the Homeless, 1612 K St., NW, Suite #1004, Washington, DC, 20006, 202/775-1322.

Fitchen, Janet."On the Edge of Homelessness: Rural Poverty and Housing Insecurity" in Rural Sociology, 57(Summer 1992)2: 173-193. Available from the Rural Sociological Society, Department of Sociology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 59717, 406/994-5248.

Hopper, Kim and Jill Hamberg.The Making of America's Homeless: From Skid Row to the New Poor, 1945-1984, 1984. Available for $6.50 from the Community Service Project of New York, Housing and Policy Development Unit, 105 E. 22nd St., New York, NY, 10010, 212/254-8900.

Kozol, Jonathan. Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America, 1988. Available for $8.95 from Random House, Inc., 400 Hahn Rd., Westminster, MD, 21157-4698. 1-800-733-3000.

Leonard, Paul and Edward Lazere. A Place to Call Home: The Low Income Housing Crisis in 44 Major Metropolitan Cities, 1992. Available for $12.00 from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 705, Washington, DC, 20002, 202/408-1080.

Timmer, Doug et al. Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis, 1994. Available in paperback for $17.95, plus $3.00 for S/H, from Customer Service, Westview Press, 5500 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301-2877; 800/386-5656.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Economic and Community Development. Rural Homelessness: Focusing on the Needs of the Rural Homeless, 1996. Available, for free, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service, Rural Economic and Community Development, 14th St. and Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-1533; 202/690-1533.

Vissing, Yvonne. Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Homeless Children and Families in Small-Town America, 1996. Available for $16.96 (paperback) from The University Press of Kentucky, 663 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40508-4008, 800/839-6855.

Wright, James. Address Unknown: The Homeless in America, 1989. Available for $14.95 from Walter de Gruyter, 200 Saw Mill Rd., Hawthorne, NY, 10532, 914/747-0110.

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