ERIC Number: ED312364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-28
Reference Count: N/A
State Activities and Programs for the Homeless: A Review of Six States.
Burt, Martha R.; Cohen, Barbara
This report describes the activities and policies for the homeless of six states both before and after implementation of the Federal Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The states covered are California, Connecticut, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The following chapters are included: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "State Policy Development and Coordination," which includes information on State and non-government activities, and development of the comprehensive plan required by the McKinney Act; (3) "State Legislation and Funding Specifically Pertaining to Homelessness," which includes McKinney Act funding and information on each of the six states; (4) "Specific Program Areas," which include shelter, housing, food programs, health and mental health, income assistance, employment and training, education, and case management and coordination; (5) "Other McKinney Act Concerns," which include duplication of services, service gaps, and needed services, barriers to program development and service receipt, data collection, reports and studies, training and technical assistance, conferences and forums, and service standards; and (6) "Summary and Conclusions." Appendix A lists the people interviewed during site visits. Appendix B provides an interview guide for use during the visits. A list of 18 references is included. (WS)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Federal Programs, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Individual Needs, Low Rent Housing, Social Services, State Aid, State Federal Aid, State Programs, State Surveys
The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Interagency Council on the Homeless.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.