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Representing The Poor And Homeless: Innovations In Advocacy Tackling Homelessness Through Economic Self-Sufficiency, Susan R. Jones Jan 2000

Representing The Poor And Homeless: Innovations In Advocacy Tackling Homelessness Through Economic Self-Sufficiency, Susan R. Jones

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The homeless community is diverse, and the causes of homelessness are complex. As part of a Symposium entitled, "Representing the Poor and Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy Tackling Homelessness through Economic Self-sufficiency," the author discusses the challenges faced by those who attempt to address the needs of homeless people. This essay focuses on policies and innovations in income creation for homeless people. The author advocates for integrated approaches to homelessness prevention and policies that combine housing, income, and social services. In this regard, the author explores economic self-sufficiency through such innovations as microenterprise development, a rapidly growing and innovative strategy in ...