Permanent homelessness in America?

  title={Permanent homelessness in America?},
  author={Richard B. Freeman and Brian J. Hall},
  journal={Population Research and Policy Review},
  • R. Freeman, B. Hall
  • Published 1 September 1986
  • Economics
  • Population Research and Policy Review
AbstractThis paper seeks to determine the approximate number of homeless persons in the U.S., the rate of change in the number, and whether or not the problem is likely to be permanent or transitory. It makes particular use of a new 1985 survey of over 500 homeless people in New York City. It finds that:(1)the much-maligned 1984 study by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs was roughly correct in its estimate of 250,000–350,000 homeless persons for 1983;(2)the number of homeless has… 
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