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Black Homelessness

Homelessness a Racial Matter: Why Are Black Families Over-represented in Homeless Shelters?

Ralph da Costa Nunez | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Ralph da Costa Nunez

Homelessness is primarily a poverty issue. In 2010, nearly one-quarter (23.3 percent) of black families lived in poverty, three times the rate of white families (7.1 percent).

Black Families Intensely More Likely To Be Homeless, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

America's homeless crisis is also a crisis of color. Black families were seven times more likely than white families to stay in homeless shelters i...