Title

Housing

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Abstract

The homeless population in the United States has had a sharp increase resulting from the pandemic, the racial disparities among the populations are intensifying as well. A recent study (Homelessness Research Institute) shows that people of color are more likely to be homeless, while 54% of African American, 20% of Hispanic, 4% of Asian, and 11% of Whites. People of color experience a higher cost burden which is 54.9% for African American renters who are more likely to experience evictions since they have been systematically 1excluded from equal access to housing. And because of the economic insecurity, that pandemic brought they had suffered the most then became homeless. While efforts are being made by policymakers, housing assistance approaches include housing vouchers, homeless assistance, eviction prevention, and supplemental funding. Despite HUD allocates more than $20 billion each year to local housing agencies, the results have shown that a benefits program does not necessarily benefit anybody. There are simply not enough funds, especially when you have an estimate of 25,7 million households who are eligible to receive the voucher. Researches also show that even if you hit the lottery and got the voucher, there is only a slim chance of landlords accepting the voucher. The goals of this research are to find out how the housing voucher had worked against the people of color vouch holders and to provide more insights into allocations of various housing assistance programs.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Yvonne Chueh

Department/Program

Mathematics

Additional Mentoring Department

Actuarial Science

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Housing

Ellensburg

The homeless population in the United States has had a sharp increase resulting from the pandemic, the racial disparities among the populations are intensifying as well. A recent study (Homelessness Research Institute) shows that people of color are more likely to be homeless, while 54% of African American, 20% of Hispanic, 4% of Asian, and 11% of Whites. People of color experience a higher cost burden which is 54.9% for African American renters who are more likely to experience evictions since they have been systematically 1excluded from equal access to housing. And because of the economic insecurity, that pandemic brought they had suffered the most then became homeless. While efforts are being made by policymakers, housing assistance approaches include housing vouchers, homeless assistance, eviction prevention, and supplemental funding. Despite HUD allocates more than $20 billion each year to local housing agencies, the results have shown that a benefits program does not necessarily benefit anybody. There are simply not enough funds, especially when you have an estimate of 25,7 million households who are eligible to receive the voucher. Researches also show that even if you hit the lottery and got the voucher, there is only a slim chance of landlords accepting the voucher. The goals of this research are to find out how the housing voucher had worked against the people of color vouch holders and to provide more insights into allocations of various housing assistance programs.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/COTS/2