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dc.contributor.authorHomeless Alliance of Western New York
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-12T20:50:33Z
dc.date.available2020-11-12T20:50:33Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-12
dc.identifier.other14020988
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/73606
dc.description.abstractThe Homeless Alliance of Western New York analyzed racial disparities among homelessness within Western New York and examined the homeless system’s equity serving different racial/ethnic groups in terms of receiving those services, prioritizing those services, and housing success rate. The ideal model for an unbiased homeless system would distribute assistance such that it is received in equal percentages across racial/ethnic groups as the percent of that racial group experiencing homelessness. One of the consequences of systemic racism is an overrepresentation of people of color among those who experience homelessness. Black people make up 11% of the general population of Western New York but they account for 25% of the people in poverty and 47% of the homeless population. When the number of people who experience homelessness are compared against the number of people who are in poverty, Black people living in poverty are 3 times more likely to experience homelessness compared to White people. These suggest that poverty rates alone do not explain the over-representation, but that systemic racism blunts the ability of people of color to recover from financial catastrophe to avoid homelessness relative to those who are White.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjecthousing
dc.subjectneighborhoods
dc.subjectbuffalo
dc.subjectpoverty
dc.subjectinequality
dc.subjecthomelessness
dc.titleRacial Disparities and Homelessness in Western New York
dc.typearticle
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