ERIC Number: ED308264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. Revised Summary.
National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC.
The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 was reauthorized for another two years by the Omnibus McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1988. This report summarizes the nine titles of the McKinney Act, including changes brought about in the 1988 reauthorization. Title I covers general provisions of the Act. Title II establishes the Interagency Council on the Homeless. Title III creates the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Title IV supplies housing assistance through the following means: (1) emergency shelter grants; (2) a supportive housing demonstration program; (3) supplemental assistance for facilities to assist the homeless; and (4) assistance for single room occupancy units. Title V provides for the identification and use of surplus federal property. Title VI authorizes health care for the homeless in the following categories: (1) primary health and substance abuse services; and (2) community mental health services. Title VII establishes education, training, and community services programs for the following purposes: (1) adult literacy; (2) education for homeless children; (3) job training for the homeless; (4) emergency community services grants; and (5) jobs for employable dependent individuals. Title VIII provides for homeless veterans. Title IX deals with aid to families with dependent children and unemployment compensation. Two budget charts are appended to the report. (AF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Services, Economically Disadvantaged, Emergency Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Health Services, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Job Training, Mental Health Programs, Program Descriptions, Social Services, Welfare Services
National Coalition for the Homeless, 1439 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987