A study conducted in Los Angeles found that institutional racism is a major cause of homelessness among black Angelenos. The report, which was released by LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness, highlights how structural racism, discrimination, and unconscious bias in housing, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare policies have led to overrepresentation of Black people experiencing homelessness. Source
The report also provides 67 recommendations to create a broad framework that will advance equity and eliminate disparities that impact Black people experiencing homelessness across LA County. Source
The report identified institutional racism as the leading cause of black homelessness and offered recommendations to help advance equity among the homeless people of Los Angeles. City leaders, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, discussed the report and solutions at the California African American Museum on Monday.