The Heartbreaking Truth About Black Communities That Experience Homelessness

According to the 2019 San Francisco Homeless Count and Survey, African American residents compose 37% of individuals experiencing homelessness. This imbalance is even more apparent in the Tenderloin neighborhood where it is basically a Black community, said Del Seymour – the co-chair of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board at City Hall and director of Code Tenderloin. So, why is it that the Black communities make up a large amount of those that experience homelessness?