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Managing Homeless Shelters

O'Flaherty, Brendan Andrew

This is a formal analysis of how homeless shelters should operate: in particular, what quality of accommodations they should provide and how they should help their residents in securing conventional housing. I also examine timing. The results extend to cover optimal police response to street homelessness as well. I draw heavily on the unemployment insurance literature.


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Department of Economics, Columbia University
Department of Economics Discussion Papers, 0809-15
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March 28, 2011
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