COMMENTARY: Latinos Must Fight for Housing Justice
CALÓ News •
October 17, 2023
In this op-ed, Dalma Diaz, MA, a health equity fellow at the California Health Care Foundation, highlights the increase in people experiencing homelessness among the Latinxs. Despite the rising rental costs and displacement, more than two thirds of Latinx said they are not worried about experiencing homelessness in California, and yet research has shown that Latinxs are more likely than other ethnic groups to experience first time homelessness. Ms. Diaz writes, "Let us not return to the apathy, silence, or whatever it was before the pandemic that kept us on the sidelines of the homelessness crisis. It’s up to us, now, to do the work in coalition, and make the change for future generations."
This op-ed was published as part of the Public Voices Fellowship in partnership with The OpEd Project and funding from the California Health Care Foundation.