On April 27th, 2021, EveryOne Home, City of Oakland, City of Berkeley, and Alameda County Health Care Services Agency released a joint press release on the Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design report. Read more about what our partners have to say about the report in the press release below.
Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design
After months of collaborative work from the entire community, EveryOne Home is ecstatic and proud to present the executive summary and the final report for Centering Racial Equity in Homeless System Design. Through the homeless system racial equity process, we were able to gather meaningful feedback and expertise from our partners in responding to homelessness—elected officials, civil servants, local government agencies, service providers, philanthropic organizations, stakeholders, and people with lived expertise of homelessness. The final report includes a deeper dive into the data analysis, systems modeling, and qualitative information supporting the recommendations on the approach and resources needed to infuse racial equity into Alameda County’s homeless system.
Our collective work breaks new ground by asserting that ending homelessness requires Continuums of Care to act intentionally to overcome the barriers that disproportionately impact Black and Native American people as a result of years of systemic and structural racism. The Racial Equity Impact Analysis is the heart of this transformation. This paradigm shift will transform our homeless system models and chart our course more equitably in the future.
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