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AU Scholars | Homelessness in the United States

Spring 2015

Homelessness continues to be a persistent issue in the United States. Many factors contribute to homelessness including: lack of affordable housing, unemployment, poverty, lack of affordable health care, domestic violence, mental illness, and addiction. In this research module, we will partner with the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), an organization that has worked to end homelessness for more than 30 years. Students will learn about homelessness in the United States and come into contact with lawmakers, activists, and community based organizations working on the issue. They will also conduct research on issues that NCH has identified as priorities. The goal of this research course is to produce an empirical research product that NCH can use in their social justice efforts. These include, but are not limited to, policy briefings, fact sheets, research posters, and visual essays.