Being Homeless in America

Speech

Being Homeless in America

Abstract

As an issue homelessness first really hit the public consciousness in the early 1980s. By 1987, the feds had decided to help, passing the McKinney Act, which directed federal money to support homeless shelters. Yet here we are 15 years later, we still don't really have a handle on the situation. We don't seem to be ending the cycle. And why is that?

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