Homelessness in France and the United States Comparison Essay by Research Group

Homelessness in France and the United States
Examines and compares the issue and treatment of homelessness in France and America.
# 26379 | 1,355 words | 6 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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Precise numbers of the homeless in the United States and France are impossible to collect. Firstly, because researchers define homelessness in different ways and also because the homeless are, by definition, a difficult group to identify due to their transitory way of life. This paper examines the issue of homelessness in the United States and France. It looks at the differences in terms of what types of shelters are provided for the homeless in these two nations. The paper looks at the difficulties faced by both those running the homeless shelters and those living in them.

From the Paper:

"Nationwide in the United States, about three-quarters of help for the homeless comes from the private sector, principally from churches that run soup kitchens, operate shelters, and distribute free clothing. The main U.S. federal programs for the homeless are those established by the 1987 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. The McKinney Act established a nationwide network of health clinics for the homeless. Among other things, the act also established adult education programs for the homeless, provided emergency homelessness prevention funds, and created a number of transitional housing programs. These programs have made the lives of many homeless people more tolerable, but they do not address the low-income housing crisis (Lazaroff, 1998, p. 3). Homeless shelters in France are also run by a combination of the public and private sectors."

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