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Housing and Welfare

Sources Summaries
Parker, Laura. "Homeless find the Streets Growing Colder," USA Today, December 3, 1998.
According to the 1999 figures, the National Coalition for the Homeless reported that the number of S.R.O. apartments decreased by 87% in New York City. Progress and urban renewal eliminated the single-room occupancy hotels where many addicts and mentally ill on the streets lived—the original "skid row" hotels are long gone, replaced by boutiques, cafes and clubs .
Swarns, Rachel L.  "Court Finds Welfare Pays Too Little for Rent," The New York Times, May 7, 1999.
Benefit levels need to be raised to reflect the cost of housing. According to the New York Times, an appellate court ruled that state officials do not provide welfare recipient enough for an apartment in New York City. A family of 3 receives $286 a month for rent, a sum that has remained unchanged since 1988. It can be concluded that more people are at a greater risk of becoming homeless.
Christian, Nichole M.  "Study Offers New Insight on Homeless," (from American Journal of Public Health), New York Times, November 8, 1998.
80% of homeless families that received subsidized apartments had remained intact—out of shelters and off the streets. 
Washington Times, December 16, 1998.
A study by the Center for Poverty Solutions showed 23% more people needed help in obtaining shelter and sustenance in 1998 than 1997. Families dropped from welfare rolls because of new federal mandates turned to emergency providers to feed themselves and their children.
International Union Gospel Missions, "The Changing Face of America’s Homeless: IUGM Issues Tenth Annual Survey, November 23, 1998
Susan Wright, spokesperson for the city’s department of the homeless, shares the view that subsidized housing is an effective way of helping the 4,700 homeless families now living in the city’s shelters
"Clueless on the Homeless," The Washington Post, May 2000.
An article about the impact of welfare changes--money being allotted on the basis of employment.

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