Read selection from Kim Hopper’s Reckoning with Homelessness, “Taking Stock," and selections from Brendan O’Flaherty’s Making Room: The Economics of Homelessness. Also read NYT Op-Ed, “The Homeless Maze.”

April 13 Class Discussion: Guest Speaker, Sarah Dooling. Discussion of how homelessness is defined and understood by policy makers and how it is understood by homeless people themselves. Discussion of policy implications and current issues. Continued discussion of structural roots of homelessness. Begin discussion of class project.