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New Homeless And Old Pb: Community and the Skid Row Hotel
     

New Homeless And Old Pb: Community and the Skid Row Hotel

by Charles Hoch
 

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From the Publisher

"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."
Library Journal

"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."
Chicago Enterprise

Library Journal
This Chicago-based research study focuses on the role of SRO (Single Room Occupancy) hotels and their environs in meeting, affordably, individual needs of many less-affluent independent city dwellers. The authors attribute SROs' steady decline in numbers to changing migration patterns in an increasingly technologically oriented economy, zoning codes, gentrification, and urban revewal. Along with the demise of the SROs is a growing class of disadvantaged urban poor--the ``new'' homeless. 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.-- Suzanne W. Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology, Alfred

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877227656
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
04/26/1990
Series:
Conflicts In Urban & Regional Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Hoch is Associate Professor in the School of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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