The Intersection of Homelessness, Race, and the COVID-19 Crisis
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Right now, the COVID-19 crisis is forcing our hand. Will we let racial disparities again harm Black and Brown people disproportionately? Will we start to track racial data so that communities of color are not overlooked? And will we make testing widespread, and especially for those experiencing homelessness? The answer lies in our commitment to using a racial equity lens when dealing with this public health emergency.
By Va Lecia Adams Kellum, Ph.D., President and CEO of St. Joseph Center in Los Angeles on April 7, 2020