Released November 9, 2021 - Hope Disappearing explores the events that put this country and its homeless population in an untenable position. Drawing from the author’s experience in social services, this book details the growing social and financial burdens of homelessness, both to individuals and their communities. Tens of Thousands in this country are Homeless and the population is growing at alarming rates. The chance to leave homelessness is becoming a fading dream. Many are losing any chance to become contributing members in their community and to change the narrative for future generations. Let’s start the conversation on how to turn potential community disasters into stories of civic pride.
"Haggerty’s sobering, eye-opening survey takes account of changes in federal approach and policy to aiding the unhoused population of the U.S., with an emphasis on a shift away from programs created to provide transitional housing and “the tools to help this population find a road to self-sufficiency and the status of equality in the community.”
"Haggerty's experience operating local homeless programs adds more authority and insider insights to the equation than any outside reporter could have achieved.
America's homeless—especially those who would re-enter life off the streets—are being systematically and deliberately thrown under the bus by policy changes at the federal level.
"Hope Disappearing testifies about this process on their behalf. It should be in any social issues collection as a powerful analysis of transitional housing models and the political forces behind them, either supporting them or closing them down."
- Midwest Book Review
"Kudos to Sherman Haggerty for writing Hope Disappearing: A Population Left Behind. This book fills an empty niche and was badly needed. Haggerty’s book is well researched and he states his positions passionately. I admire Haggerty for passionately advocating for people who too many times receive no sympathy from others."