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More than Housing:: Lifeboats for Women and Children [Paperback]

Joan Sprague

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Book Description

April 3 1991 0750691468 978-0750691468 1
Today, 40 percent of the homeless are single mothers and children; their numbers
are increasing. More Than Housing is the first book focusing on a new housing
type that responds to this growing emergency. The innovative models are called
'lifeboats' because they rescue and transform lives. Lifeboat architecture and
communities of support help single mothers move out of poverty, dependence,
abuse, and homelessness.

This book is a resource for design, planning, and programming. It contains:
-examples of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, ranging in size
from five to hundreds of families
-descriptions, 80 line drawings, and photographs of 50 different models from 18
states
-details about zones of use and many kinds of shared spaces, childcare, and
social services
-comments of residents, architects, and lifeboat sponsors: grassroots, women's
groups, century-old nonprofit institutions, religious organizations, YMCA's,
corporations, contractors, individuals, and government agencies
-documentation of the housing-type evolution

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"Homelessness is more than houselessness. A new definition and new commitments
are required to meet the need. The efforts described here are testimony to the
efficacy of diverse new partnerships, which define housing as something more
wholem comprehensive, and humane than just structures."
-D. Blake Chambliss, FAIA, Chairman, AIA Search for Shelter

"Homelessness is an abomination, but there are solutions. More Than Housing:
Lifeboats for Women and Children is one. If we don't solve this problem, who
will?"
-Whoopi Goldberg, Actor

"I agree that the subject is the most serious aspect of housing for the
homeless, and indeed possibly the most serious at present in housing taken as a
whole."
-Jane Jacobs, Author, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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This book is a resource for design, planning, and programming. It contains: -examples of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, ranging in size from five to hundreds of families -descriptions, 80 line drawings, and photographs of 50 different models from 18 states -details about zones of use and many kinds of shared spaces, childcare, and social services -comments of residents, architects, and lifeboat sponsors: grassroots, women's groups, century-old nonprofit institutions, religious organizations, YMCA's, corporations, contractors, individuals, and government agencies -documentation of the housing-type evolution.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Important read June 9 2014
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While the book is somewhat outdated, this is still an important read on an important topic that isn't getting any better.

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