2.6 Homelessness in the U.S. – Race

Homelessness in the U.S. – Race

  • There continues to be an overrepresentation of people who identify as Black, African American, or African, and indigenous people (i.e., Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) among the homeless population in the U.S.
    • People who identify as Black make up 12% of the total U.S. population but comprised 37% of all people experiencing homelessness.
    • 50% of people experiencing homelessness as families with children were people who identified as Black.
(HUD, 2023)