ERIC Number: ED307370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Creation of Shelter.
Greer, Nora Richter
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) became involved in the problem of homelessness through the establishment of the Search for Shelter program, a collaboration with several other architectural organizations. The program, led by the AIA Housing Committee, sought solutions to the housing crisis through a series of workshops held around the country in 1987. This report gathers various responses from these first workshops. The first part of the report, comprised of 27 case studies, presents projects, solutions, and strategies resulting from these workshops, including: emergency shelter; transitional shelter; single room occupancy (SRO) units; other long-term housing; rural, low-cost housing; housing for the mentally ill; other special housing; an area-wide survey of shelter needs; a campaign to raise public awareness; a community center for the homeless; criteria to determine where to expand shelter facilities; a design competition. Each case study includes project descriptions, contacts, and sponsors and participants. The second part of the report on the creation of shelter, includes the following sections: (1) "No Place to Call Home"; (2) "Partnerships for Housing"; (3) "The Search for Shelter;" (4) "Low-Cost Housing Redefined"; and (5) "A Commitment to Caring." A bibliography of 26 references is appended, as well as case studies indexes by city and subject. (AF)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Case Studies, Economically Disadvantaged, Emergency Shelters, Homeless People, Housing, Housing Needs, Human Services, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Residential Programs, Urban Problems
American Institute of Architects Order Dept., 9 Jay Gould Court, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20601 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.