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The Invention of Chronic Homelessness

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Five looks to federal chronic homelessness initiatives, which aim to house those most vulnerable to dying on the streets. Far from a commitment to social justice, these federal initiatives ... More


The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Craig Willse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

It is an easy assumption that social service programs and social scientific studies respond to homelessness after the fact, attempting to understand and prevent it. This book, however, argues that ... More


Surplus Life, or Race and Death in Neoliberal Times

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter One offers a theoretical framework for understanding relationships between capital, racialized subordination, and housing needs. It argues that housing insecurity must be reframed in terms of ... More


Governing through Numbers: HUD and the Databasing of Homelessness

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Four looks at database requirements for HUD-funded agencies. Despite concerns of “big brother” spying, the chapter argues that the new standardized measures of services and outcomes actually ... More


Homelessness in America: Truths and Consequences

Deborah K. Padgett, Benjamin F. Henwood, and Sam J. Tsemberis

in Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199989805
eISBN:
9780190455804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989805.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter sets the story of HF within the larger historical context of homelessness, noting that this social problem is part of a trend toward growing inequality and housing insecurity in the ... More


Landlords’ and Tenants’ Strategies for Coping with the New York City Rental Housing Market

Rachael A. Woldoff, Lisa M. Morrison, and Michael R. Glass

in Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812462
eISBN:
9781479840373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812462.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 5 explains the ways in which landlords in general, and specifically Stuyvesant Town’s owners and tenants, have reacted to the real estate conditions and deregulation described in the previous ... More


Stayers Then and Now: Getting and Keeping a Slice of Stuy Town

Rachael A. Woldoff, Lisa M. Morrison, and Michael R. Glass

in Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812462
eISBN:
9781479840373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812462.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 2 shifts the focus to the longtime residents’ life histories in Stuyvesant Town. This chapter provides readers with an understanding of older residents’ perceptions of the joys and problems ... More


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