The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to release a report today noting a 12% decline in the number of chronically homeless adults over the last year. The University of Pennsylvania has an expert in homeless issues whose research indicates that only 10% of homeless people are chronically homeless, but they use 50% of emergency-shelter resources.
Nov. 7, 2007
Dr. Dennis Culhane
Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
* Nationally recognized expert in homelessness and housing policy
* Research has been instrumental in a national shift in how society addresses homelessness
* Has worked with the City of New York to better understand its homeless issues and how the lack of affordable housing can lead to homelessness