On the Street: How We Created the Homeless
|On the Street: How We Created the Homeless examines the
circumstances that have led to this situation and explores possible remedies.
More people are now living below the poverty line in Canada than at any
previous time in our history, even as our society has become more affluent. The
middle class is reclaiming the inner cities, replacing old affordable housing
with upscale real estate. And mentally ill Canadians have been moved into local
communities which have neither planned for the influx nor allocated the
resources for dealing with the strain it has put on special housing. The
convergence of these economic, social and health care trends has left thousands
homeless. Author Barbara Murphy's arguments and lucid style make this a
must-read for any Canadian who cares about the kind of society we are creating.
Written by Barbara Murphy. Published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc., 2000.
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Last modified: October 23, 2000
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