Invisible Nation : Homeless Families in America / Richard Schweid.
- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
1 online resource
- Homelessness -- United States -- Case studies.
Poverty -- United States -- Case studies.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- ";By the second or third day that you're homeless, in the car with all your clothes, your pots and pans, everything, having to wash yourself in a public rest room, you logically start to feel dirty. You prefer to use the drive-through [at fast-food restaurants] where no one will see you. You begin to hide your family.";-Invisible Nation More than 2.5 million children are homeless in the United States every year. In every state, children are living packed in with relatives, or in cars, or motel rooms, or emergency shelters, the only constant being too many people in too little space. In a vividly-written narrative, experienced journalist Richard Schweid takes us on a spirited journey through this ";invisible nation,"; giving us front-row dispatches. Based on in-depth reporting from five major cities, Invisible Nation looks backward at the historical context of family homelessness, as well as forward at what needs to be done to alleviate this widespread, although often hidden, poverty. Invisible Nation is a riveting must-read for anyone who wants to know what is happening to the millions of families living at the bottom of the economy.
Introduction: The Family Room
1. Nashville, Tennessee: Off the Charts in Music City
2. Boston, Massachusetts: Falling by the Wayside
3. Fairfax, Virginia: Beltway Blues
4. Portland, Oregon: The Modern Almshouse
5. Trenton, New Jersey: Rapid Rehousing
Conclusion: Turning It Around
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 20. Sep 2019)
- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520966093 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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