"This book...will undoubtedly influence the course of future homeless research and policy. It represents the most comprehensive statement today of the realities of Skid Row life and of the pitfalls of contrasting 'new' and 'old' homeless populations."
American Journal of Sociology
"The authors argue that government attitudes rooted in New Deal philosophy, and public confusion of this group’s characteristics with those of a stereotypical Skid Row deviant, have resulted in inadequate planning for dealing with people who have a legitimate social problem and need enlightened attention. Recommended for professionals and academics."
"Hoch and Slayton seem more savvy...about the political implications of housing and land-use policies. And they aren’t shy about naming names, which makes their study more comprehensive and compelling."