Sep 09, 2010

NYU Wagner Prof. Ingrid Gould Ellen co-edits new book: 'How to House the Homeless'

Homelessness is one of the most troubling and persistent social problems in the United States, yet experts can agree neither on its root causes nor on how to eradicate it. Is homelessness the result of individual life conditions, such as poverty, addiction, or mental illness, or is there simply not enough affordable housing? And which services are the most successful?

In "How to House the Homeless," editors Ingrid Gould Ellen and Brendan O'Flaherty propose that the answers entail rethinking how housing markets operate and developing more efficient interventions in existing service programs. The book, published by the Russell Sage Foundation, critically reassesses where we are now, analyzes the most promising policies and programs going forward, and offers a new agenda for future research.

Ingrid Ellen is a professor of public policy and urban planning at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the co-director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, a leading academic research center devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing. O'Flaherty is professor of economics at Columbia University. How to House the Homeless grew out of a joint NYU Furman Center/Columbia University Center for Homeless Prevention conference in November, 2008.

 

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