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Time to enact and enforce

by The 100 Companies


In the U.S., Black people represent 13% of the population and 22% live in poverty.*  Of the homeless population, 40% are Black. **

Centuries of discrimination in housing, criminal justice, education and child welfare contribute to these disparities.

Loss of employment is twice as likely to cause homelessness among Blacks than among Whites.***  Black individuals and families face lack of affordable housing at a disproportional rate.

It is time we enact and enforce fair housing laws, regulate evictions, reintroduce rent control in urban markets and limit the scope of background checks for ex-offenders banned from public housing.

*according to census data
**according to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report
***according to HUD  

– Clarence Adams Sr., Executive Director, Ozanam Inn

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