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Mayors Homeless Action Task Force - THE GOLDEN REPORT

Anne Goldens Comments on the release of the Mayors Homeless Action Task Force Report

January 14, 1999 (Link from the United Way site)

The full report at or

Here is a summary piece that relates to prevention:

Prevention and Support Services: Return the shelter system to its original purpose of providing short-term emergency service and stop using shelters as a substitute for housing. Preventing homelessness requires policies on income, housing, and supports to enable homeless people to secure and maintain stable housing.

Prevention strategies will include eviction prevention, changes to discharge policies from jails, hospitals, and treatment facilities, and adequate funding for drop-ins, housing workers, and other needed support services.

You can access some of the information now (105 recommendations) by linking through: