HOMELESSNESS: A Common Vocabulary Could Help Agencies Collaborate and Collect More Consistent Data

Cackley, Alicia Puente
June 2010
GAO Reports;6/30/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on the subject of homelessness in the U.S. It mentions that federal agencies, including the Department of Education, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), gather information on homelessness, but data are incomplete and untimely. In addition, the agencies have varied working definition of the term homelessness thus, the making confusion and difficulty in identifying and evaluating the factors related with experiencing homelessness.


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