Understanding Poverty in America

Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail [Paperback]Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail [Paperback] by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward
“A provocative book that should be read by both students and makers of social history.” — Michael Harrington, The New York Times Book Review
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Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty [Paperback]Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty [Paperback] by David Brady
“With this book, David Brady punctures a number of American myths about the causes of poverty in a sophisticated and highly accessible way.” –John D. Stephens, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Poor People [Paperback]Poor People [Paperback] by William T. Vollmann
The varied responses to the question “why are you poor?” fuels this meditation on the nature of poverty.
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Poor people [Paperback]Poor people [Paperback] by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The typical ‘man of the underground’ becomes more and more convinced of the belief that gladness can only be accomplished with riches.
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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People [Hardcover]Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People [Hardcover] by Amy Sedaris
“Imagine a Girl Scout jamboree suddenly overtaken by a band of circus freaks. That’s roughly the effect…” — The Wall Street Journal
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    Homelessness – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    http://www.hud.gov/homeless/
    Research, fact sheets, links to government and private organizations and other resources.

    Homeless Fact Sheets – National Coalition for the Homeless
    http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/
    Why Are People Homeless?
    How Many People Experience Homelessness?
    Who is Homeless?

    Homelessness
    http://www.policyalmanac.org/social_welfare/homeless.shtml
    On any given night in America, anywhere from 700000 to 2 million people are homeless, according to estimates of the National Law Center on Homelessness …

    National Alliance to End Homelessness
    http://www.endhomelessness.org/
    Briefing documents, statistics, legislative tracking, large number of web links, discussion forum, calendar and other resources from this major policy organization.

    Homelessness – HHS.gov
    http://www.hhs.gov/homeless/
    Links to studies, publications, US Department of Health and Human Services resources and other web sites.

    Economic Justice Petitions on Poverty, Homelessness, and Hunger
    http://economicjustice.change.org/
    Take action on poverty, homelessness, & hunger by creating or signing an economic justice petition at Change.org, the global platform for social change.

    Office on Homelessness – Florida Department of Children and Families
    http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/homelessness/
    Created in 2001, the Office on Homelessness was established as a central point of contact within state government on homelessness.

    Camillus House: Causes of Homelessness
    http://www.camillushouse.org
    Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. People who are poor are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, child care, health care, and education.

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