Research has documented dramatic over-representation of people of color in the homeless population. Olivet will present findings from a recent SPARC study that have begun to shed a light on the problem and discuss potential strategies to redesign systems to promote racial equity.
The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on complex public health problems such as homelessness, trauma, mental health, and substance use disorders. Using state-of-the-art research, training, and technology, we help individuals, agencies, and communities deepen the impact of their work. Learn more about our work to address racism and homelessness.