Category: Racial Inequalities

New Omnibus: What It Means for Homelessness

Congress, with one giant bill, has finished all its work for 2020 (with one significant exception – see below). The “omnibus” included all the regular discretionary spending bills for FY 2021; about $900 billion in emergency coronavirus relief spending; and […]

Racial Equity Resources

The following tools and resources can aid your system in learning more about racial disparities in homelessness, and the structural factors that contribute to them: criminalization, poverty, redlining, mental and physical health, incarceration, and more. The resources on this page […]

Racial Equity and Emergency Shelter: Access and Outcomes

Emergency shelter is a critical component of the homeless services system. Shelters allow people experiencing homelessness to access immediate needs like sleep, food, medical care, and safety. Effective emergency shelters are also oriented towards attaining permanent housing. However, people of […]

Police Violence, Homelessness, and Black Lives

No charges filed. Such was the verdict in the case of Charley Leundeu Keunang, a Black Cameroonian emigrant who lived in LA’s Skid Row until being shot to death by three police officers in March 2015. The same decision was reached […]

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