This article can be found in the current issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs regarding Contributions of Community Psychology to Urban Research and Policy.
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Contributions of community psychologists to research, theory, intervention, and policy on homelessness since 1980, by Devin M. Hanson and Paul A. Toro
Homelessness is a social problem that has been growing on the collective minds of people in many developed nations over the last 40 years. Community psychologists have conducted a range of research studies, provided summaries of relevant research on homelessness, and engaged in policy changes relevant to this social problem. Although homelessness exists in rural and suburban areas, it is largely seen as an urban problem and is most visible in urban areas. This review focuses specifically on contributions of people in the field of community psychology to methodological approaches to understanding homelessness and the most recent advances in these approaches. This will coincide with a look at how these have impacted policy in housing in the national government and beyond, and where future approaches may lead to further social and policy change.