Rethinking Homelessness is a national initiative that empowers the most powerful elected officials and civic leaders to elevate their community's most vulnerable households and populations out of homelessness.
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Published December 2019
Researchers at Rethinking Homelessness conducted an 18-month study of the habits of a cohort of 61 panhandlers in the Downtown Orlando, Florida metropolitan area.
Our findings revealed three characteristics shared by each individual panhandler included in our study: mental health issues, addiction, and homelessness.