Why so many black homeless in major cities?


Why is every major city in America swarming with homeless black people. I live in Los Angeles and seriously a tleast 90% of the homeless people i see are black.The same is true in most of America’s other major cities, i.e. New York, Baltimore, Atlanta, Oakland, New Orleans, Cleveland, Detroit, etc.etc. etc. Its shocking to see such a strong homeless presence from a minority that only takes up 13% of the population.

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being numb to homelessness

But being numb to homelessness has social costs that are greater than people realize. “Letting a lot of people become homeless it is not smart move,” Roman said of the fact that the stimulus monies that have kept homelessness at a steady rate are running out.

“It is costly in terms of causing an increase in health care costs, causing poor performance in schools, and making it hard to reduce unemployment.”

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Section 8 voucher program has been around for nearly 40 years

“These kinds of cuts are really unprecedented,” Rice told me. “The Section 8 voucher program has been around for nearly 40 years—it was created during the Nixon Administration and has had strong, bipartisan support for its entire history. Part of that support has consisted of Congress providing adequate money to ensure that the vouchers currently used by families are renewed from year to year.”

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