"...I don’t find it surprising when the issue of homelessness gets momentary attention in the media and then fades in the public mind. While the big players in the economy get sustained attention, the vulnerable folks, often children, aren’t given quite the same care" says Howard Linsoff via a publication by West Raven.
There is a history to homelessness. I think Mr.Linsoff explains some of the more policy-based reasons for it that are worth considering. Take a look.
(I'll be adding more links and what not to this blog over the course of the day.)