Racial Equity in the Homelessness Response System: 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day, Washington DC


In July, Dani Gorman, an ICA System Administrator for the Hennepin CoC, attended the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness and Capitol Hill Day in Washington DC.

“I learned how others across the nation are ending homelessness in their communities through data and innovative program approaches. The people that I met, and the knowledge and experiences they shared are indispensable.”  ~ Dani Gorman

One of the top takeaways from the conference hosted by National Aliance to End Homelessness was on racial equity and the impacts on homelessness systems and beyond. NAEH invited presenters from across the nation to talk about racial inequities in the homelessness system and ways that we can use data to address these systematic inequities. 

NAEH’s Racial Equity Network has released a Toolkit that can be accessed to look at racial inequities in CoC’s across the US. In their blogpost, they also include a link to the CoC Analysis Tool: Race and Ethnicity created by HUD. Check out the NAEH blog page for more articles and data on ending homelessness in your community.

ICA has also created some tools to look at racial disparities in Minnesota’s Coordinated Entry System. Find out more in this article from our Turning Data into Insight series.