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5 Myths about America's Homeless
The Washington Post (2010)
  • Dennis P Culhane, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract

Last month, the Obama administration released a plan designed to end homelessness in 10 years. The goal reflects new optimism among academics and advocates that homelessness is not an intractable feature of urban life, as it has sometimes seemed, but a problem that can be solved. This belief is fueled by recent research debunking a number of long-standing myths about homelessness in America -- and showing that many of our old policies were unwittingly making the problem worse.

Keywords
  • homelessness,
  • homeless
Publication Date
July 11, 2010
Citation Information
Dennis P Culhane. "5 Myths about America's Homeless" The Washington Post (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dennis_culhane/96/