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Books to Better Understand (and Solve) Homelessness in America
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C — Contribute food drives, money, etc. While the concern and support demonstrated by volunteer work and advocacy are essential, material assistance is also a necessity. Advocacy is critical to creating the systemic changes needed to end homelessness. Advocacy means working with people experiencing homelessness to bring about positive changes in policies and programs on the local, state, and federal levels. It means working with various sectors of the community e.
Published in , Evicted has already become an American classic. Chronicling the experiences shared by eight families in Milwaukee, Matthew Desmond shows the ways in which every day Americans struggle to pay rent. Facing the reality that the majority of poor renters devote over half of their income to housing, Desmond exposes the desperate means by which these families struggle to avoid eviction while also eking out a life of dignity. While Desmond captures strong personal stories, Eviction is backed up by years of deliberate research and fieldwork. Buy now from your favorite retailer:.
The first part observes changes and trends in the homeless population over the last three decades. Later sections analyze why the US has not made more progress, with suggested pathways. The co-authors were moved to put their faith into action and apply the Bible to the needs of their city. In response to these observations and their reading of the book of James, the authors started an outreach ministry which led to outdoor churches and ministries in 60 locations among homeless people in Chattanooga. This Pulitzer and MacArthur Genius Grant winning book reveals one of the pathways leading to homelessness through the real life stories. Preventing homelessness requires an understanding of the factors and dynamics leading to housing evictions, and this book is an excellent place to start learning. He is the founding physician of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which now serves thousands of people each year.