Category: Racial Inequalities

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, […]

Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design

This post is written by staff of the Oakland-Berkeley-Alameda County, California Continuum of Care (CA-502). Between 2017 and 2019, homelessness increased by 43 percent in Alameda County, California and unsheltered homelessness grew by 63 percent. The upsurge in homelessness is […]

Homelessness and Black History: Health Care Disparities

Over the last several years, there has been a growing understanding that health and homelessness are closely connected. Not only do we recognize that homelessness is associated with countless health vulnerabilities, but we also realize that lack of healthcare access […]

Homelessness and Black History: Access to Housing

Homelessness is what happens when housing is out of reach. The growing gap between increasing housing costs and static wages in recent years has meant constantly rising rates of homelessness. For Black people, generations of being excluded from housing access means today being significantly overrepresented among people experiencing homelessness.  When Housing is […]

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