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Journal of Social and Political


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Published: 25 December 2023

Rural Homelessness: The Hidden Crisis

Nelson Simanjuntak, Fernando Silalahi, Manotar Tampubolon

Institute Pemerintahan Dalam Negeri (Indonesia), Universitas Kristen Indonesia (Indonesia)

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Pages: 251-262

Keywords: Rural, Urban, Homeless, Hilbilly


Urban homelessness has been extensively studied, but rural homelessness, especially in one city, has not. This study compares rural homeless people to metropolitan ones to highlight their hardships. The book chapter titled "Rural Homelessness: The Hidden Crisis" provides insight into the phenomenon of homelessness in rural regions. The authors have utilized pre-existing research to underscore the distinct obstacles that homeless individuals encounter in rural areas. The challenges encompass restricted availability of resources and amenities, social seclusion, and the absence of reasonably priced housing. The chapter delves into an examination of the origins and outcomes of homelessness in rural areas, encompassing factors such as destitution, joblessness, psychological disorders, and drug addiction. The contention put forth by the authors is that the issue of homelessness in rural areas is frequently disregarded and inadequately financed, rendering it a concealed crisis. The chapter also offers prospective remedies and policy suggestions to tackle the issue, including augmenting the availability of housing, healthcare, and support services. In general, this particular chapter of the book offers significant perspectives regarding the intricacies of homelessness in rural areas and emphasizes the critical necessity of taking action to tackle this pressing concern.


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