Web Resources:

Religious Sources on Homelessness


Religion and Ethics Weekly: PBS 

Religion News Service 




United Church of Christ 





Sampling of Studies 

How Religiosity Affects Perceptions of Homelessness 

A sampling of books about homelessness:

Title Author/Illustrator Topics Audience
Housekeeping: A Novel Marilynne Robinson housing-insecure family adult, fiction
Rachel and her Children: Homeless Families in America Jonathan Kozol homeless  families adult, nonfiction
Open Our Eyes: Seeing the Invisible People of Homelessness Kevin D. Hendricks stories of homeless people, familes and individuals adult, nonfiction
Tell Them Who I Am: the Lives of Homeless Women Elliot Liebow homeless women in DC adult, nonfiction
Hands to Work: the Stories of Three Families Racing the Welfare Clock Lynnell Hancock families on welfare adult, nonfiction
21st Century Essays on Homelessness Kristen Anderberg Collection of essays–
one chapter on families
adult, nonfiction
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Homeless Children and Families in Small-Town America Yvonne Vissing small-town homelessness adult, nonfiction
Homeless Mothers: Face to Face with Women and Poverty Deborah R. Connolly mothers in poverty adult, nonfiction
Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches Laura Stivers alternative approaches to homelessness adult, nonfiction
No Room of Her Own: Women’s Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance Desiree Hellegers women’s stories,Seattle interviews adult, nonfiction
Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets Craig Rennebaum homelessness, mental illness in Seattle adult, nonfiction
A Chance to Grow E. Sandy Powell homeless families children
Fly Away Home Eve Bunting,Ronald Himler living in airport children
A Shelter in Our Car Monica Gunning, Elaine Pedlar living in car children
Tight Times Barbara Shook Hazen, Trina Schart Hyman living in poverty children
Someplace to Go Maria Testa,Karen Ritz family in shelter children
Changing Places: A Kid’s View of Shelter Living Judy Wallace,Glen Finland,Margie Chalofsky kids in shelters children
December Eve Bunting,David Diaz mom and son on the street at christmas children
A Kids’ Guide to Hunger and Homelessness Cathryn Berger Kaye nonfiction, action-oriented children
Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs Jim Hubbard homeless teens reporting on their living situations youth
Soul Moon Soup Lindsay Lee Johnson mom and daughter homeless in city youth

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