Category: Racial Inequalities

New Partnership Calls for the Use of CARES Act Funding to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness, Historically Marginalized Communities, & Extremely Low-Income Households

A partnership of seven leading national organizations and experts have launched the Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response to guide how homelessness systems can leverage the CARES Act to simultaneously conduct emergency protective measures while planning for recovery-oriented uses of these […]

State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition Graphics

The following graphics correspond to data published in the State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition. Please click on each thumbnail to download the full version of the graphic.  Data Rates of Homelessness: Race Increases in Homelessness (by Percent): Gender Permanent and […]

Calculating the Crisis in Individual Adult Homelessness

In preparing the recently released State of Homelessness: 2020 Edition, it was evident that one group was associated with a long list of particularly troubling statistics—individuals. The most recent data suggests that far too many people experiencing homelessness fall into […]

Behavioral Health Disparities in Black and Brown Communities: Making the Connection Between COVID-19 and Racism

By now, it is clear who is getting disproportionately sick and who is disproportionately dying from COVID-19: Black and Brown people. A recent Yale study shows that Black people have the most glaring disparity – they are 3.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than White people. Other minority groups are disproportionately impacted as well. For example, […]

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