"Homelessness in California" utlilizes a variety of data
sources to demonstrate that gaps in housing affordability and widening income disparities
are strongly associated with homelessness rates. The findings suggest that
homelessness may be more responsive to housing subsidy policies than previously
"Housing affordability is strongly associated with the level of
homelessness. In our analysis, it greatly outweighs other causes, including personal
disabilities and the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill," Quigley said.
"This is important because it means that homelessness in California could be
reduced by adding to the stock of housing accessible to the poor."
"Homelessness in California" may be downloaded directly
from this link.