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Homeless Families Today: Our Challenge Tomorrow. A Regional Perspective
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Family homelessness continues to be one of the most misunderstood and inadequately addressed public policy issues in America today. In response, Columbia University and the Institute for Children and Poverty designed and implemented an extensive survey on the demographics of homeless families in the New York City region. Data on more than 140 variables was collected from 743 homeless heads-of-household during the spring of 1997. The parents who were interviewed resided in 14 emergency and transitional family shelters throughout New York City and northern New Jersey. This report summarizes the key findings of this research. (Authors)
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