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Beneficial properties interviews with 9 people who speak about the standards that give a contribution to homelessness.

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An individual, for instance, can buy someone dinner or offer some sort of gift. For those few days, a person can experience a sort of status that eludes him or her ordinarily. I think you're onto something with your AFDA program, mainly because income allows for a certain type of reciprocity. Perhaps this would lead to other reciprocal acts. ROSSI: You would have to worry about who would qualify and, also, you would have to make sure the family got their share. This might sound like a bypass, but it is really quite relevant.

He shouted. " We were off and running . . We would also like to thank Mel Rosenthal for supplying the photographs that precede each interview. Rosenthal is a socially concerned photographer; his is not a hit-and-run approach. While photographing the homeless, he has stopped to build up his own frame of reference, listening to the stories of those he comes into contact with and talking to them of his own interests and concerns. " Additionally, we would like to thank Dan Biederman and Eri Noguchi (from the Grand Central Partnership), Carol and Craig Colby, and, from the University of Notre Dame, Teri Haus, Christopher Lane, Margaret O'Shaughnessy, and Sandra Wiegand for lending their assistance to the project.

Based upon this whole notion of uprootedness, I've moved into looking at the extremely poor who are not unconnected, who are housed, and who are managing to get along. I did a little bit of that with the General Assistance clients as well as those clients receiving AFDC in Chicago. There is a very large number of unattached adults sustained mostly by their parents. These are people who are between 25 and 55 years old with essentially zero income. They are living with their parents. Perhaps you could think of your own families and see where a cousin, or a friend of someone you know who has returned home jobless or has gone several months with no income, might be in the same boat.

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