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The Value of HomelessnessManaging Surplus Life in the United States$
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Craig Willse

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693474

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.001.0001

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The Invention of Chronic Homelessness

The Invention of Chronic Homelessness

(p.139) Five The Invention of Chronic Homelessness
The Value of Homelessness

Craig Willse

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Five looks to federal chronic homelessness initiatives, which aim to house those most vulnerable to dying on the streets. Far from a commitment to social justice, these federal initiatives are based on economic calculations of the impact of unsheltered populations on city resources. The economic management of homeless population, rather than an end to housing insecurity, is the ultimate aim of these programs.

Keywords:   chronic homelessness, unsheltered populations, homeless population, housing insecurity, welfare state, social welfare

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