Cities and Homelessness

Essays and Case Studies on Practices, Innovations and Challenges

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About the Book

Homelessness in America’s cities remains an intractable and growing problem. Challenges facing the homeless today the same as in years past: poverty, tenuous ties to family and friends or none, debilitating physical and mental health issues, and substance abuse. Compared to the 1950s–1970s, more homeless are sleeping on city streets versus in shelters or single room hotels. Homelessness rates are affected by economic trends, lack of affordable healthcare and housing, decline in public assistance programs and natural and man-made disasters. This collection of essays covers case studies, innovations, practices and policies of municipalities coping with homelessness in the 21st century.

About the Author(s)

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Ph.D., is Mayor George Christopher Professor of Public Administration at Golden Gate University. He worked as immigration commissioner for the city of San Francisco and is long-time President and CEO of the Pilipino Senior Resource Center in San Francisco, California.

Mickey P. McGee, DPA, is associate professor of public administration at the Golden Gate University. He developed U.S. Defense Department and corporate strategic executive development programs. He has worked to strengthen private and public sector relationships for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the International City/County Management Association.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Mickey P. McGee
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: appendix, glossary, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7310-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4055-6
Imprint: McFarland