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Homelessness is a housing problem : how structural factors explain U.S. patterns / Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Aldern.

Author/creator Colburn, Gregg, 1972- author.
Other author/creatorAldern, Clayton Page, 1990- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022]
Copyright Notice ©2022
Descriptionxiii, 268 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents Baseline -- Evidence -- Individual -- Landscape -- Market -- Typology -- Response.
Abstract "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 205-256) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Colburn, Gregg, 1972- Homelessness is a housing problem Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022] 9780520383791
LCCN 2021037026
ISBN9780520383760 (hardcover)
ISBN0520383761 (hardcover)
ISBN9780520383784 (paperback)
ISBN0520383788 (paperback)
ISBNelectronic publication

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