Black People Disproportionately Homeless in California


Black People Disproportionately Homeless in California

2019-10-08T10:17:46-07:00October 8th, 2019|Advocacy|

Just a few years ago, Yolanda Harraway was living in a tent on the streets of Chinatown in Salinas, an agricultural hub struggling with a growing homeless community.

Harraway’s slide into homelessness began when her son was taken from her custody by Child Protective Services. She struggled with addiction and had several felonies on her record, which cut her off from various state and government-funded housing options. She also had a hard time holding a job — once her background check came back, she would be let go, time and again.

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