Corpus ID: 153541613

Homelessness in California

  title={Homelessness in California},
  author={John M. Quigley and Steven Raphael and Eugene Smolensky},
  • John M. Quigley, Steven Raphael, Eugene Smolensky
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science
  • Rapidly rising homelessness in the 1980s shocked Americans and led to a flurry of studies, a deluge of news stories, and to Public Law 100-77, the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of July 1987. The McKinney Act marked the entrance of the federal government into homelessness policy, which, until then, had been a purely local issue. A dozen years later, housing the homeless remains a recurrent political issue in many cities in California. Improving the quality of life of those without… CONTINUE READING