A racial justice response to homelessness

The Black Lives Matter movement, along with homelessness advocates, have exposed how the criminal justice system fails to address homelessness and how it has disproportionately affected Black people because of decades of public divestment in housing, as well as systemic and structural racism in housing access, wealth accumulation, credit practices, educational opportunities, healthcare, and employment.

Year: 2021
Resource Type:
Human Rights
Use of Public Spaces
North America
United States
People Groups:
People experiencing Homelessness or live in informal settlements
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
Capacity Building
Law Reform
Campaign Partner:
Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law
National Homelessness Law Center