Time for Change: Findings from the SPARC Study on Race and Homelessness
"From this collection of qualitative data, various important themes have begun to emerge. They focus on disparate experiences of housing affordability and quality, economic mobility, criminal justice, behavioral health, and family stabilization. These are all factors that can lead to high rates of homelessness for communities of color, and also reinforce high barriers to exit from homelessness. The Phase One Report documents each of these areas in detail, and offers a cross-cutting analysis that focuses on 'Network Impoverishment,' a phenomenon in which it is not only the individual or family, but the entire network, that lacks the economic and social capital necessary to prevent and end homelessness."