Expert Comment on Hurricane Katrina's Strain on Social Services on the Gulf Coast

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Richard Gelles

Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice

Richard Gelles is available to talk about the strain put on Gulf Coast social-services agencies and organizations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Gelles can also comment on the strain put on agencies in cities such as Houston that have seen an influx of those displaced by Katrina.

Dennis Culhane

School of Social Policy and Practice

Dr. Culhane can talk about homelessness and the challenges faced by shelters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Culhane is the nation leading expert on chronic homelessness.

His research is the driving force behind state and federal efforts to end chronic homelessness within the next 10 years through the use of supportive housing.

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