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Advancing Racial Justice and Health Equity through Housing and Homeless Services
November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rutgers University Alumni Association is hosting a virtual discussion at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, titled “Advancing Racial Justice and Health Equity through Housing and Homeless Services.”
Today, more than half a million people are homeless in the United States. Blacks and Indigenous people experience homelessness at higher rates than whites. Why do these disparities exist and what can be done to address housing insecurity and homelessness in this country?
This discussion will feature Taiisa Kelly, who works with communities across New Jersey to address racial equity within the homeless service system, and Rutgers professors Emmy Tiderington and Joel Cantor, housing and health researchers examining how homelessness contributes to race/ethnic health care disparities and the effectiveness of supportive housing in reducing those disparities. Learn more about the panelists.