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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Jan 22, 2018

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.

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Resources Mentioned During this Episode

SPARC: Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities

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

From Exclusion to Destitution: Race, Affordable Housing and Homelessness by George Carter

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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