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5 Matching questions

  1. Poorhouses
  2. Hoovervilles
  3. Workhouses
  4. Thomas Harman
  5. New Deal
  1. a Through Roosevelt
    economic programs enacted in the United States
    In response to Great Depression, Three R's: Relief, Recovery and Reform
    Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; Reform of the financial system
  2. b Place where those unable to support themselves were offered accommodation and employment (USA)
  3. c Makeshift houses built by homeless people during the Great Depression as part of Bonus Army
    Named after Herbert Hoover, who was President, blamed
  4. d Wrote on vagabonds through interviews
  5. e Place where those unable to support themselves were offered accommodation and employment (England)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Point: number of people homeless at a single point in time
    Most common form of collection
    Period: number of people homeless during a longer period of time such as a month or year
  2. new law reformed system, and later when found inadequate, new system again developed in 1929
  3. Approximately 3.5 million people (or 6-8% of the population) experience some type of homelessness in a year

    Between 444,000 (October) and 842,000 (February) people were homeless at those particular points in time (colder in winter = less homeless)

    In New York City and Philadelphia, about 1% of entire city population were homeless on a given day

    About 70-80% of single homeless adults are men

    Most b/w ages 18-50

    African Americans are disproportionately represented

    Generally, 42% African American, 39% Caucasian, 13% Hispanic, 4% Native American, and 2% Asian American
  4. December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt champion of human rights
    Relevant to homelessness and promotes community service
  5. Great Depression dev, many WWI vets out of work and many homeless
    1932, "Bonus Army" was an assemblage of 43,000 marchers (17,000 WWI vets and families) that gathered in Washington DC to demand immediate cash redemption of service certificates
    Eventually received bonuses in 1936

5 True/False questions

  1. Franklin D Roosevelt"New Deal Reforms"
    Federal Emergency Relief Administration included the first federal program specifically for the homeless: the Federal Transient Program (FTP)
    Social Security Act (August 14th, 1935)
    *Established first federal programs for the homeless*

          

  2. Act for Relief of the Poor (1601)new law reformed system, and later when found inadequate, new system again developed in 1929

          

  3. Compassion Fatigueloss of emotion/caring

          

  4. Relationship b/w Substance Abuse and HomelessnessGeneral public view substance abuse as characteristic of homeless person, many think criminality
    Not the majority have substance abuse/criminality

          

  5. Camp La Guardia1906 wrote "Glimpses into the Abyss"
    Social reformer in Victorian England
    College grad, worked as a teacher but gave up teaching in 1891 to improve lives of poor and homeless women
    Posed as a poor woman seeking employment in order to better understand women's situation of homelessness
    Founded a women's lodging house and the National Association for Women's Lodging Houses, and opened a school for mothers

          

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