Inclusion disparities are amplified in the homeless community
African Americans represent approximately 13% of the general population yet make up 40% of the homeless population - Nationally
Sexual minorities become homeless at rates that are nearly double that of heterosexual peers, often due to social and family conflict.
Fewer women are homeless than men, but it's the children they often care for alone. Half of the children in families that become homeless are 5 or younger. In fact, the age at which a person is most likely to stay in a homeless shelter in the United States is infancy.
Rates among homeless populations are estimated at nine times that of the US general population. The highest drivers
of those rates are disproportionately people of color and L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ populations
Women are chronically homeless three times the national average
unintended policy bias
Society’s marginalized and unsupported populations
are most marginalized while homeless
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Racial disparity evaluation tool
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Each community has unique circumstances impacting homeless populations. The CoC Analysis Tool draws on Point-In-Time Count and American Community Survey data to facilitate analysis of racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness. Such an analysis is a critical first step in identifying and changing racial and ethnic bias in our systems and services.
The number of people experiencing homelessness represented in this tool is drawn from the 2019 PIT Count data reported in the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to the U.S. Congress. PIT Counts are unduplicated 1-night estimates of sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations conducted by CoCs nationwide during the last week of January each year.
Select the link to download the tool. To use the tool, select a CoC from the dropdown at the top of the Dashboard tab. The charts and tables will automatically populate with local and state data. Instruction and further details are provided in the accompanying PDF document and in the “How to Use this Tool” and “Methodology” tabs.