The pandemic is exacerbating the socioeconomic marginalization that Black LGBTQ communities already face. Even before the pandemic, housing disparities were particularly significant with Black people accounting for 40 percent of those experiencing homelessness despite only comprising 13 percent of the general population. LGBTQ young adults are at double the risk of experiencing homelessness than non-LGBTQ young adults, and Black transgender people experience the most severe economic and housing disparities. During the pandemic, 14 percent of LGBTQ people of color have delayed rent payments (compared to 7 percent of the general population) and will be likely the most impacted by the federal moratorium on evictions ending July 24. #covid-19 #racialequity
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