Bruce Meyer, McCormick Foundation Professor at Harris Public Policy, recently spoke with NPR Illinois reporter Maureen McKinney about recent research findings on homelessness in his report: "Homelessness and the Persistence of Deprivation: Income, Employment, and Safety Net Participation"

I would say that the main, single point is that those who are homeless are in the midst of a very long period of severe deprivation...they're in the midst of not a bad week or month or a year, but a really a bad lifetime with severe deprivation, low-income, high program receipt, Meyer said.

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