African Americans make up 13 percent of the general population, but more than 40 percent of the homeless population. Similarly, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and people who identify as two or more races make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population. Hispanics make up a share of the homeless population approximately equal to their share of the general population, while Whites and Asians are significantly underrepresented.
The rate at which most minority groups experience homelessness is far greater than that of Whites and Asians. Measured as the number of people experiencing homelessness on a given night per 10,000 people in the population, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of homelessness. African Americans have the second highest rate, followed by American Indians/Alaska Natives, people who identify as two or more races, and Hispanics.
Read the full article about racial disparities at The National Alliance to End Homelessness.