Saturday, June 28, 2008

"Homelessness Assistance and Its Alternatives" at the Cyberhood. No. 529.

In 1990, the American Library Association adopted Policy 61, Library Services for the Poor. This “Poor People’s Policy” was developed to ensure that libraries are accessible and useful to low-income citizens and to encourage a deeper understanding of poverty’s dimensions, its causes, and ways it can be ended.
In 1996, members of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) formed the Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force to promote and implement Policy 61 and to raise awareness of poverty issues. The article on "Homelessness Assistance and Its Alternatives" posted at the Cyberhood provides a new look at community connections.

The Cyberhood's mission is to encourage critical thinking about the plight of communities of color, conditions in the inner city, and the problems of low-wage white workers. The website's goal is to connect students, scholars, practitioners, and activists from across the racial and class divide in order to build meaningful relationships. The building of such connections, we believe, will strengthen the struggle to understand and transform inner cities and the metropolitan regions of which they are a part.

On Homelessness:
Colhane, Dennis P. and Stephen Metraux. 2008.
"Rearranging the Deck Chairs or Reallocating the Lifeboats?: Homelessness Assistance and Its Alternatives." Journal of The American Planning Association 74(1): 111-121. At the Cyberhood available in pdf:

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