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Homelessness a Racial Matter: Why Are Black Families Over-represented in Homeless Shelters?
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD
President, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
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
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