Black Families More Likely To Lack Housing Amid Pandemic

Black Families More Likely To Lack Housing Amid Pandemic

Three times a week, an Uber ride on Indianapolis’ East Side helps to perserve the life of bright-eyed, 11-year-old Jay’Shawn Roberson. Hoosier housing experts say the coronavirus has put added pressure on many families. Two-thirds of the people in family shelters in Indiana are Black, she says. A number of factors, including unemployment and housing loss exacerbated by the pandemic, have increased the needs of families experiencing homelessness. It also has expanded outreach to unsheltered families at high risk for contracting the virus for rapid rehousing.

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