Housing Is Not Enough: Helping Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency

While certain issues affect all homeless people, several are of particular relevance to homeless families. From the myriad of pressing issues surrounding the problem of homelessness, this report focuses on the following four points: 1. In terms of the causes of homelessness, most families do not find themselves homeless as the result of a single financial mistake or stroke of bad luck; rather it is common for families to become homeless after a series of changes in their lives. These are likely to involve a combination of factors ranging … Continue reading Housing Is Not Enough: Helping Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency

Homelessness: Causes, Culture and Community Development as a Solution

This thesis seeks to explain the reasons that homelessness occurs, and how it is currently being dealt with in public policy. Triggers and predictors of homelessness are explored and it is shown that triggers are almost always compounded, indicating a multitude of factors that lead to homelessness. The culture and community surrounding the homeless lifestyle … Continue reading Homelessness: Causes, Culture and Community Development as a Solution