Fw: Homelessness/10 Yr. Perspective/NCH Report

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Sat, 27 Dec 1997 03:52:25 -0600


We recommend that many of you order this publication.  I picked up a copy
in Washington last week and it is a good ten year history of how we got
HERE that we will use to educate those that did not take the journey with
us, but are at the junction with us today and more importantly tomorrow.

H. C. Sonny Covington @ I CAN! America
Lafayette -  New Iberia, LA  70563-1722
(318) 364-6239  Fax 318-367-9141
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Homelessness in America:  Unabated & Increasing:  A Ten Year Perspective.
Dec.
1997  Available from the National Coalition for the Homeless. Cost:  $6.25
to
cover printing & postage costs.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the McKinney Act. It
is
an occasion worthy of our reflection.  This paper examines how we have
fared in
our efforts to address homelessness, what we have learned, and where we
need to
go to close this grim and shameful chapter of this nation's history and to
ensure that homelessness is not part of America's future.

The paper was written to jog the memory of those who have forgotten and to
educate those who never knew, to combat the short-sightedness of current
policy-making, and to renew the call for a national response to end
homelessness.  The massive increase in homelessness that this report
documents
is a stinging indictment of a failed approach.  The research and interviews
will
hopefully remind us that homelessness is neither inevitable nor acceptable.

National Coalition for the Homeless
1012 14th St., NW; 6th fl.
Washington, DC  20005
202-737-6444
202-737-6445--fax