Risk Factors for First-Time Homelessness in Low-Income Women


Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. E-mail: phkass@ucdavis.edu


Determinants of first-time homelessness were evaluated in Sacramento, California and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. First-time homeless women had more cumulative risks for homelessness than low-income never-homeless women, even with the putative advantage of higher levels of education. Solutions to homelessness should address more than one dimension of risk.