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Advocacy to End Homelessness

New Initiatives for Social Equity

By Mary Ellen Hombs, Steven F. Banks, Dan Manning, Barbara Sard & David G. Sciarra

New approaches to homelessness must reflect the link between homelessness and poverty and address new and complex concerns, including HIV/AIDS, resurgent tuberculosis, and epidemic drug use. This article describes developments in federal policy, right-to-shelter advocacy, permanent housing, and child welfare affecting homeless persons.

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