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Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns

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Overview

In Homelessness Is a Housing Problem, Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Aldern seek to explain the substantial regional variation in rates of homelessness in cities across the United States. In a departure from many analytical approaches, Colburn and Aldern shift their focus from the individual experiencing homelessness to the metropolitan area. Using accessible statistical analysis, they test a range of conventional beliefs about what drives the prevalence of homelessness in a given city—including mental illness, drug use, poverty, weather, generosity of public assistance, and low-income mobility—and find that none explain the regional variation observed across the country. Instead, housing market conditions, such as the cost and availability of rental housing, offer a far more convincing account. With rigor and clarity, Homelessness Is a Housing Problem explores U.S. cities' diverse experiences with housing precarity and offers policy solutions for unique regional contexts.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520383791
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 03/15/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 189,148
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Gregg Colburn is Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, where he studies housing policy, housing affordability, and homelessness.

Clayton Page Aldern is a data scientist and policy analyst based in Seattle.
 

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments

PART I. CRISIS
1. Baseline
2. Evidence

PART II . CAUSES
3. Individual
4. Landscape
5. Market

PART III . CONCLUSION
6. Typology
7. Response

Notes 
Bibliography
Index

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