Homelessness is inextricably linked to racism. In fact, homelessness can be seen as a symptom of structural racism. The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty argues that “homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in the United States of America have a disparate racial impact, in violation of the United States’ obligations under the… Read more »
A Community Working to End Homelessness
The State of Homelessness in King County
Homelessness is a crisis in King County. In 2015 alone, nearly 10,000 people are experiencing homelessness on a given day, and nearly 40 percent are unsheltered. People are homeless on average for more than 100 days, and they return to homelessness after being housed nearly 20 percent of the time. Racial disparities are stark, with Native Americans seven times more likely to experience homelessness than Whites, and African Americans five times more likely.