Full program description
Most minority groups are overrepresented among those experiencing homelessness.
In particular, African Americans, who make up only 13 percent of the general population, represent 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness. African Americans also account for more than 50 percent of families with children experiencing homelessness. Why is that and what can we do about it?
The three courses in this series address those questions:
- Understanding How We Got Here: How Historic and Ongoing Structural Racism Create Racial Disparities in Homelessness
- This course explores historical racism and how it manifests today to create racial disparities in homelessness systems and programs.
- Using Data to Analyze Racial Disparities in the Homelessness System
- The Alliance’s Racial Equity Network (REN) is a group of system leaders, program leaders, and advocates, who work to improve practices to address racial disparities in homelessness. The REN created a simple tool to measure racial disparities in key parts of the homelessness system. This course explains the REN tool and other data tools to collect data on and analyze racial disparities.
- Action Steps to Address Racial Disparities in Homelessness Systems and Programs
- The Alliance’s Racial Equity Network (REN) has also developed some short- and long-term action steps that communities can take to achieve that goal. This course explores those actions steps.
- No prior knowledge of topic required to enroll in the program.
- Self-paced; can be completed in 60 minutes.
- You can access the from a smartphone, tablet, or desktop.
- 180 days of access; after that you'll still be able to access any material you'd already completed.
- You'll receive a certificate of completion at the end.
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