Understanding and Eliminating Barriers Imposed on Homeless Job Seekers addresses the importance of collecting data from multiple locations and sources, and how an intersectional analysis can influence policy reform. As stated by the report, “the disaggregation of data is critical to understanding the disparate experiences of homelessness within our community, and guiding efforts to reform practices, improve policies, and create an equitable system.”
Based in Baltimore City, the report looks at the intersections of homelessness, economic instability, criminal records and racial discrimination through diverse data collection and analysis to assess the impact that these situations may have on the people who live there. It concludes with recommendations to be used by policymakers moving forward in how to address some of these intersectional barriers that job-seekers often face.
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