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Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness

The Book

Ending HomelessnessEditors Burnes and DiLeo have squarely hit the "refresh button" on the national discussion of homelessness. Why is it, they ask with stark frankness, the number of people experiencing homelessness has not measurably decreased in the last 35 years? By invoking simple truths, convincing data, and nuanced analyses, they explain how traditional conventions have fallen woefully short of ending this persistent scourge and propose compelling suggestions about how to remedy our failures.

This volume will inspire those interested in field work, those in the political arena, and any American willing to reflect on how outdated assumptions about people in poverty shape our policies and compromise our democratic ideals. It is a must read for anyone trying to understand our neglect of our most vulnerable citizens -- and particularly those who want to do something about it. It will change hearts and minds about our neighbors who sleep on our streets.

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Ending Homelessness: Why We Haven't, How We Can is now available for pre-order.

Praise for Ending Homelessness

"An important book I couldn't put down. Burnes and DiLeo have edited a comprehensive, practical book on the complexities of homelessness. It is a serious contribution and everyone who cares should read it."  --Donna Shalala, President, Clinton Initiative

"This must-read book asks how our wealthy nation ended up with a pervasive homelessness problem, and suggests what we could do to solve it." --Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness

"Sure to be enlightening for educators, scholars, and practitioners alike given the large number of students experiencing poverty and homelessness." --Susan Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Burnes and DiLeo and their collaborators have produced a landmark book on homelessness and its causes, dimensions, and urgency. They offer intriguing and innovative policy solutions that should command national attention." --Mark Yudof, University of California President Emeritus, Professor of Law Emeritus