A 1999 survey of 481 families living in homeless shelters in Chicago gathered information about the impacts of welfare reform on these families' lives. The results indicate that families are becoming homeless because of changes in welfare law that have led to an increase in lost benefits and a policy of pushing people into work without proper preparation or adequate supports.
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Title: Families Hardest Hit: The Impacts of Welfare Reform on Homeless Families
Publication date 2000-09-01
Publication Year 2000
, Julie Dworkin
, Anna Kostrzewski
, Christy Lambertson
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
, welfare reform
, food stamps
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