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Panel discusses how racial equity can help solve homelessness

Panel discusses how racial equity can help solve homelessness

The speakers who discussed racial equity as a solution to homelessness, from left to right: Dr. Monica Bharel, Julia Tripp, and Jeff Olivet. On Thursday, June 14, the Center for Social Innovation held a discussion at The Nonprofit Center in downtown Boston about systemic racism and its impact on the homeless population—and how improving racial

Racism and Homelessness: Advocates say “we have to connect the two”

Photo: Alex Ramirez While technically anyone can end up homeless, numbers show that black Americans and Native Americans not only end up in the streets and shelters in greater numbers, but they also stay there longer than their white counterparts. “Black folks are 12.5 percent of the general population but 27 percent of folks living

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