End Black Homelessness
According to the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, Black people comprise 40 percent of the homeless population, though Black people make up nine percent of county residents. As Black History Month begins, we are called to acknowledge the racial disparities and systems inequality that have affected black people and increased in black homelessness. LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Black Homelessness recently recommended that Los Angeles foster policies designed to ensure that being Black does not predispose a person to homelessness and/or poverty. Read the report.