Category: Racial Inequalities

New Report Shows Rise in Homelessness in Advance of COVID-19 Crisis

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress (Part 1) shows that 580,466 people were counted as homeless during the 2020 Point-in-Time count, representing a 2.2% increase over 2019. This marks the fourth consecutive annual increase in homelessness, following sustained […]

Homelessness and Black History: Poverty and Income

This is the fourth installment in a series of posts examining the historic roots of homelessness and African Americans. Prior posts can be found here, here, and here.  Both poverty and income strongly correlate with race in the United States. Among all racial groups, Black Americans are […]

Making Black History: Tamika Jones

As Black History Month comes to a close, it’s important for all homeless service systems, leaders, and providers to remember that Black history and its legacy should be remembered at all points of the year –  especially how Black leaders and advocates contribute the mission to end homelessness.   This work often comes with challenges related to race and […]

Homelessness and Black History: Criminalization

This is the third installment in a series of posts examining the link between historical racism and modern homelessness. Prior posts can be found here and here. Homelessness and incarceration are intricately linked, in myriad ways. People who are homeless are more likely to interact […]

Making Black History: Suzette Shaw

Black History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Black leaders nationwide, and to acknowledge all the hard work accomplished in the face of persistent, systemic hurdles to achieve equity. As we increasingly explore the nature of race, […]

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