Blacks Were Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Homeless in 2012

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Nearly 40 percent of the nation's homeless population in 2012 were African-American, according to a report titled “The 2012 Annual Homeless Report to Congress: Volume II Estimates of Homelessness in the United States.”

The 101-page study by the U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development reported that more than 1.2 million homeless persons were living in emergency shelters, including 469, 363 African-Americans, who comprised 39.4 percent of the nation's homeless population from October 2011 to September 2012.

This compares to 479,423 whites, 109,905 Hispanics, 8,615 Asians, 46,020 Native Americans, 8,444 native Hawaiians, and 90,135 persons of multiple races living in emergency shelters. HUD published the report in September 2013.

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