Host Jeff Olivet talks with Marc Dones, project director of SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities.
Marc and Jeff share what they are learning from qualitative and quantitative data collected in communities working to end racial inequities in housing and homelessness. They also discuss program and policy reforms needed to reduce the disproportionate number of people of color experiencing homelessness in the U.S.
Resources Mentioned During this Episode
The Future is in the Margins by Ann Meyer & David Rose
Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau
Point in Time Data from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Housing Wage Calculator by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
Living Wage Calculator by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Out of Reach by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
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Host Jeff Olivet talks with Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg, co-founders of Y2Y Harvard Square—a student-run overnight shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness. They discuss how Y2Y provides sanctuary, pathways out of homelessness, and opportunities for advocacy in a trauma-informed environment.