Drawing upon demographic data and ethnographic interviews conducted by the authors, the article addresses the question, "Who are the homeless?" It identifies five kinds of homeless people and the sources of the homeless populations in the social structure. It then addresses residual and institutional policy solutions and draws on the efforts of the homeless themselves to advance a collective solution to their problems.
Roberts, Ron E. and Keefe, Thomas
"Homelessness: Residual, Institutional and Communal Solutions,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 13
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol13/iss2/14