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Time for Change: Findings from the SPARC Study on Race and Homelessness

This guest post was written by Jeffrey Olivet and Marc Dones, lead authors of Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities Phase One Report. In recent years, an increasingly urgent dialogue has emerged around race and equity in America. But that dialogue has generally overlooked one of the most visible manifestations of racial inequity: homelessness. Homelessness is not colorblind. People […]

Homelessness and Incarceration Are Intimately Linked. New Federal Funding is Available to Reduce the Harm of Both.

Homelessness is intimately linked with the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Almost 50,000 people a year enter homeless shelters immediately after exiting incarceration. And people returning from jail or prison face barriers to finding stable housing and employment due to legal restrictions and discrimination against those with criminal records. People experiencing homelessness can also get […]

We Finally Have a FY 2018 Budget. And There’s Good News.

Congress has now passed (and the president signed) a final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018. It includes plenty of good news for people working to end homelessness. This bill implements the budget deal that was passed several weeks ago, making substantial new funding available for federal programs. This analysis will focus on […]

A Mission that Matters: Why HUD Must Maintain Its Commitment to Fighting Discrimination

Last week, reports surfaced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was considering a change to the agency’s mission statement. Among the potential changes: removing existing language about building “communities free from discrimination,” and replacing it with a call for Americans to achieve “self-sufficiency.” There are no indications at this time that […]

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