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Intergenerational Disparities Experienced by Homeless Black Families

3/2012

The stark reality is that black Americans are greatly overrepresented in U.S. homelessness and poverty statistics when compared to whites. In 2010, one out of every 141 black family members stayed in a homeless shelter, a rate seven times higher when compared with persons in white families (one in 990). This brief outlines some of the longstanding and interrelated social and structural issues that leave black families more likely to experience homelessness.

Web-extra: See how black and white families are represented in homeless shelters in your community, compared to their share of the population.

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Proportion of Black and White Families in Shelter and the General Population in
New York, NY


Proportion of Black and White Families in Shelter and the General Population in
Atlanta, GA


Proportion of Black and White Families in Shelter and the General Population in
Austin, TX


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