Voiceless: The Construction of Homelessness Policies from 1980-2016


Olivia Webb presents to H+U+D Colloquium

The project examines the history of homelessness policy from 1980 to 2016, both nationally and in Philadelphia. The construction of this timeline reveals how homelessness policy differs from other types of social welfare policy, and it highlights how a lack of civic participation by homeless individuals has rendered them largely voiceless in the American democracy.