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Local Opposition to Housing and Services for Homeless People Across the United States
Examines "Not in My Backyard" (NIMBY) opposition and efforts to exclude housing and services for homeless people. Discusses the results of a survey of 92 transitional housing providers in 71 U.S. cities and small towns and provides statistics on emergency shelter and transitional housing capacity. Analyzes the causes of NIMBY opposition, methods of exclusion, effects of NIMBY opposition on providers and homeless people, constructive resolutions of siting conflicts, and proactive efforts to reduce siting barriers. Provides summaries of relevant legal and legislative developments and makes recommendations to the federal government, state and local governments, and service providers.