Redefining the cursed word : a historical interpretation of American homelessness / Kim Hopper & Jim Baumohl -- Homelessness : definitions and counts / Martha R. Burt -- The causes of homelessness / Paul Koegel, M. Audrey Burnam & Jim Baumohl -- Housing policy : a general consideration / Cushing N. Dolbeare -- Why the road off the street is not paved with jobs / Bristow Hardin -- Income maintenance : little help now, less on the way / Mark H. Greenberg & Jim Baumohl -- Rural homelessness : a synopsis / Laudan Y. Aron & Janet M. Fitchen -- Material survival strategies on the street : homeless people as bricoleurs / Davis A. Snow ... [et al.] -- Homeless veterans / Robert Rosenheck [et al.] -- Homeless families are different / Marybeth Shinn & Beth C. Weitzman -- Homelessness among African Americans : a historical and contemporary perspective / Kim Hopper & Norweeta G. Milburn -- Homelessness and the Latino paradox / Susan González Baker -- Public attitudes and beliefs about homeless people / Bruce G. Link [et al.] -- Municipal regulations of the homeless in public spaces / Harry Simon -- The federal response : the Stewart B. McKinney homeless assistance act / Maria Foscarinis -- Responses by the states to homelessness / Vicki Watson -- Responding to the needs of homeless people with alcohol, drug, and/or mental disorders / Deirdre Oakley & Deborah L. Dennis -- Preventing homelessness / Eric N. Lindblom -- Dilemmas of local antihomelessness movements / Rob Rosenthal -- Appendix : Information clearinghouses, national organizations, and state organizations.