Essays on Homelessness Thesis

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THE EFFICIENCY OF THE NEW YORK CITY MAYORMICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG’s UNITED FOR SOLUTIONSBEYOND SHELTERS PROGRAMS AIMED AT ENDING HOMELESSNESSINTRODUCTIONGeneral Overview of the TopicIn this paper, the effectiveness of the Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s initiative to end homelessness through the programs on UNITED FOR SOLUTIONS BEYOND SHELTERS aimed at ending homelessness will be determined. This paper will determine the efficiency of this program based on the impression impacted by this program on the homeless service providers in New York City. Do these service providers think the program is successful, unsuccessful or both? To evaluate the impact of the program, it is imperative to take a look at the causes of homelessness in New York City.

Homelessness definition will be expanded to include impoverished individuals who are precariously housed. Focus will be on individuals who are homeless and in impoverished situations. The thesis will begin with a thorough literature review that examines the general homelessness literature. In an addition, a variety of perspective on the problems with regards to the program initiated by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s initiative, based on qualitative interviewing and participant observation will be analyzed.

Finally, policy solutions that will address many of Bloomberg’s ideas will be proposed. Essentially, this thesis will concretely address the specific problems facing the homelessness in New York City and will attempt to ameliorate these problems. Thesis StatementThe efficiency and effectiveness of the initiative by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to provide United for Solutions Beyond Shelters Programs aimed to end homelessness will be evaluated through consolidation of field notes and snowball sampling in the conduct of survey on the impressions impacted by this initiative to New York City’s homeless service providers.

Objectives of the StudyThe main objective of the research is to determine the efficiency of New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s United for Solutions Beyond Shelters Programs in addressing homelessness in the city. In order to achieve this goal, this research comprises two complementary parts. The first part aims to scan the available literature and determine the extent of this program. The other part is to determine the impact on this program based on the responses of the respondents who are service providers that give support to homeless people. The specific objectives of the study are: To study causes of homelessness in New York City through a thorough literature review that examines the general homelessness literature; To determine the impacts of the United for Solutions Beyond Shelters Programs of the New York City Mayor Michael R.

Bloomberg’s United for Solutions Beyond Shelters Programs; To validate the efficiency and effectiveness of the programs initiated by Mayor Bloomberg aimed to address homelessness in New York City through analysis of the data gathered from qualitative interviewing and observing the participants; To propose policy solutions that will address many of Bloomberg’s ideas; To concretely address the specific problems facing the homelessness in New York City; To attempt to ameliorate these problems. D.The Structure of the Thesis

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