Housing and Feeding the Homeless - your answers? FWD

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Sat, 23 May 1998 03:58:08 -0700 (PDT)


FWD  http://courses.sha.cornell.edu/courses/ha490/
     Housing and Feeding the Homeless
     Course at Cornell University - HA 490
     Instructor: Therese O'Connor
     255-8388
     Admin. Assistant: Sue Clark
     255-5263
     TA: Elton Massey
     email:efm6@Cornell.edu


*Who has Answers for any of the Questions on homelessness below?*


http://courses.sha.cornell.edu/courses/ha490/studyquest.html

HOUSING AND FEEDING THE HOMELESS - STUDY QUESTIONS


    1.Discuss the historical attitudes toward homelessness (and poverty)
that have shaped different federal and local policies.

    2.What are some of the inherent problems in attempting to define and
measure homelesness and hunger? Why is it necessary to quantify these two
concerns?

    3.Discuss the structural and personal causes for homelessness. How do
these two explanations relate to both the chronic and episodic homeless?

    4.What have been some private and public initiatives or programs that
address homlessness (and hunger)? How are public-private partnerships
generally designed and implemented?

    5.Identify your own attitudes about poverty, homeless, and hunger.
Which public policies support your attitudes and which policies oppose your
attitudes?

    6.Discuss both sides of the issue of housing or hunger by focusing on
the following: How would an advocate for increasing both public and private
housing or food programs debate the issue with someone who supports the
proposed cuts/reduction in funding to federal and state housing or food
programs. Do not take a personal position.

    7.You have been contacted by a private developer who is interested in
the possibility of building and managing low-income housing. S/he has asked
you to identify the components necessary to evaluate, finance, construct,
and manage a potential project. Outline the information and advice you
would provide.

    8.What are the three kinds of shelter defined by the McKinney Act? What
are some different operational/managerial parameters for each of these
kinds of housing? How successful have they been? How has success been
measured?

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