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Matthew D. Marr, Geoff DeVerteuil, David Snow
Survival among people experiencing homelessness is understood to be far more precarious than for the housed population. Recently, and spurred by worries about their image, public safety and livability, local governments and businesses have...
Johnston, Mark, Angell, Susan
Collaboration is not always easy but the benefits and potential force multipliers are well worth the effort. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are in robust collaboration to achieve a...
Ulla Beijer, Achim Wolf, Seena Fazel
An estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless. In high-income countries, country-specific data suggest that more than 650 000 individuals in the USA and around 380 000 in the UK are homeless at any one time. Although most live in sheltered...
Judith Stein, Adeline Nyamathi, Michelle Leslie
This study looks at the effects of childhood abuse and prenatal substance abuse as a predictor of future homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse. This study, using latent variable methodology, explores simultaneously the relative effects...
Vin Gupta, Nancy Sugg, Marite Butners, Gillian Allen-White, Alexandra Molnar
Over the past 20 years, when the United States has seen substantial tuberculosis outbreaks, they have frequently originated in homeless shelters in cities such as Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Although such outbreaks have...
Norweeta G. Milburn; Philip Batterham; George Ayala; Eric Rice; Rosa Solorio; Kate Desmond; Lynwood Lord; Javier Iribarren; Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
This study examined the associations among perceived discrimination, racial/ethnic identification, and emotional distress in newly homeless adolescents. It assessed a sample of newly homeless adolescents in Los Angeles, California, with measures of...
Kristin Ferguson; Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; Elaine Maccio; David Pollio
This mixed-methods study identified correlates of unemployment among homeless young adults in five cities. Two hundred thirty-eight homeless young people from Los Angeles (n = 50), Austin (n = 50), Denver (n = 50), New Orleans (n = 50), and St....
Robin Petering
This study examined the associations of sexual risk behaviors, substance use, mental health, and trauma with varying levels of gang involvement in a sample of Los Angeles based homeless youths. Data were collected from 505 homeless youths who self...
Dennis P Culhane
Abstract Dr. Marr’s book takes a comparative approach to homelessness exits in Los Angeles and Tokyo. His multilevel theoretical model is essentially the mirror image of the multilevel models of the causes of homelessness, now...
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Jaih Craddock, Elizabeth Bowen, Rohan Das, Eric Rice
The current study assessed the relative influence of both injunctive and descriptive norms in the context of different referent groups (i.e., family, street peers, home-based peers, and staff members) on past 30-day methamphetamine, heroin, and...
Cheryl Teruya, Douglas Longshore, Ronald M. Andersen, Lisa Arangua, Adeline Nyamathi, Barbara Leake, Lillian Gelberg
While disparities in health and health care between vulnerable (e.g., minorities, low income) and majority populations are well documented, less is known about disparities within these special populations that are large and diverse. Such knowledge...
Wonhyung Lee, Kristin M. Ferguson
This article proposes a theoretical framework that links the versatile roles that local businesses can play in addressing various dimensions of human needs. This theoretical framework is illustrated through two models in Washington, D.C. and Los...
Dennis Culhane, Steve Metraux, Randall Kuhn
This report examines health services use and population dynamics among the aging homeless population in Los Angeles. Evidence suggests that adverse health outcomes lead to homelessness, and the conditions related to homelessness lead to or...
OVERVIEW To support your efforts in protecting people experiencing homelessness from the coronavirus and in response preparations, we have collected some guidance and resources from around the world. The coronavirus guidance points to the...