Study Reveals Homelessness is a By-Product of Racism

On Feb. 25, Councilman Curren Price attended the report launch of a first-of-its-kind study by Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA’s) Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness. The study identified institutional and structural racism, discrimination and bias as the drivers of black homelessness today.

The report found that Black people make up 9 percent of the general population in LA County yet comprised 40 percent of the population experiencing homelessness.

"To address the most pressing issue of our time, we will have to take the corrective steps to combat racial inequality and disparities in America," said Councilman Price. “I encourage every Angeleno to read this groundbreaking new report and I look forward to implementing holistic solutions to reduce all homelessness and ensuring that more Blacks do not become homeless."

To read the full report, including 67 recommendations to create a broad framework that will advance equity and eliminate disparities, click here.

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