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  1. New Deal
  2. Thomas Harman
  3. The Hobo News
  4. US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  5. Act for Relief of the Poor (1601)
  1. a Wrote on vagabonds through interviews
  2. b 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
  3. c Cabinet Department in the Executive Branch
    Mission is to "increase home-ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination"
    established in 1965 (President Lyndon B. Johnson)
  4. d Published in NYC, publisher was Ben (Hobo) Benson, the "Coast Kid" who had been on the road since 1898
    Each issue provided:
    1. advice for hobos (e.g., what places to avoid or what trains to ride)
    2. opinion pieces supporting the hobo lifestyle and railing against government restrictions
    3. Cartoons
    4. Poems
    5. Personal accounts of life on the road
  5. e England, pop. growth and famine in late 1500s increase number of wandering poor
    Deserving vs. Undeserving
    Act codified 1572 compulsory poor law tax, 1576 idea of workhouses,1597 post of "Overseer of the Poor"
    Laws didn't alleviate poverty

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Early classified by Martin Luther and John Awdeley
    Stuart Al Rice Classification:
    1. The Self-Supported
    2. The Temporary Dependent
    3. The Chronically Dependent
    4. The Parasitic
    Henry Mayhew Classification
    Those who: Will Work, Cannot Work, Will Not Work
  2. WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam
    Drew homeless in to volunteer for war
    Following war, homelessness reappears
    Cause of PTSD, substance abuse, physical disabilities which can cause homelessness
  3. 1968
    Primary law in US ensuring equal housing opportunity
    Protects against housing discrimination on basis of race, color, gender, etc.
    Empowers homeless people and service providers in overcoming community resistance to shelters and transitional/supportive housing
    MLK closely associated to FHA
  4. 1929-Early 1940's
    Stock market crash in 1929 marks the beginning
    Business failure + unemployment leads to loss of housing
    Dust Bowl: During this time great plains were hit by drought/dust storms, and so farmers greatly suffered
    Following WWI, Great Depression developed as veterans were out of work and became homeless
  5. Makeshift houses built by homeless people during the Great Depression as part of Bonus Army
    Named after Herbert Hoover, who was President, blamed

5 True/False questions

  1. Definition of Social Workconsists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to:
    helping people obtain tangible services;
    counseling and psychotherapy;
    helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services;
    participating in legislative processes.


  2. Philip GibbsIn 1890 wrote "How the Other Half Lives"
    Danish immigrant, lived in poverty among homeless
    *May have been the first reformer to view the poor as victims rather than the cause of their own poverty*
    Work became a classic, led to the closing of worst police lodging houses
    Photographed homeless


  3. Major Estimates and DemographicsApproximately 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. Social Security ActCoined by Ervin Goffman
    Stigma consists of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, is the co-occurrence of labeling, stereotyping, separation, status loss, and discrimination
    People are prejudice to homeless, denying them as human


  5. Charles Booth1902-1904 wrote "Life and the Labour of the People in London"
    British businessman, politician, and soc. reformer who org. and directed a major survey of the poor in London
    Lived among the poor as a method of developing pertinent questions
    Laid groundwork for a universal pension sys.