Shelter, Food, and Clothing

Although long-term institutional change is important, so too is immediate relief for those in need. Should this immediate relief focus principally on building more and better shelters? Are shelters indeed working? How might they be improved? What types of services are most cost-effective in assisting the poor and homeless in making lasting improvements in their situation? For further information on current services, read the research of our affiliates on land, housing, and homelessness and consult any number of relevant sites on shelters, such as Shelter Network or the USDA site for Child and Adult Food Programs and Homeless Shelters.