Housing and Human Services

A photo of a mother and her child.

Homeless in America, photograph by Tipper Gore. (Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.)

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MIT Course Number

11.421

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This class focuses on how the housing and human service systems interact: how networks and social capital can build between elements of the two systems. It explores ways in which the differing world views, professional perspectives, and institutional needs of the two systems play out operationally. Part I establishes the nature of the action frames of these two systems. Part II applies these insights to particular vulnerable groups: "at risk" households in transitional housing, the chronically mentally ill, and the frail elderly.

Keyes, Langley, and Martin Rein. 11.421 Housing and Human Services, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-421-housing-and-human-services-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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