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By Eric T Duff

In 1984, homelessness used to be nonetheless a brand new be aware within the American lexicon. As a up to date graduate pupil, i started a place in Newark, New Jersey to assist create a protect for homeless households. young ones had develop into a emerging demographic within the numbers of homeless males, girls and kids in our internal towns. This booklet recounts my event in supporting to construct a software that might serve the numerous wishes of households in what used to be then one in all the poorest and most threatening towns within the United States.

The publication is usually the tale of the households who discovered themselves looking defend on the Apostles' condo through the first 12 months of its operation. i've got replaced names and conditions to guard identities of individuals i'm now not in a position to touch, notwithstanding each one relies on event with genuine contributors dwelling via very tough situations. additionally, Apostles' home is the tale of the destruction of low-income housing in Newark, and through extension in the course of the usa. an immense reason behind the homeless trouble will be lowered to this extremely simple truth. Low-income housing is disappearing, and what is still is changing into prohibitively expensive.

The Rev. Eric T. Moore Duff is an Episcopal Priest and authorized scientific social employee. He is living in northern California. He obtained a Commendation from the Newark Municipal Council in 1988 for his contributions to the city.

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