Atlanta Racial Equity Alliance (AREA)

The Atlanta Racial Equity Alliance is a collaboration with partners and communities to understand and respond to racial inequities and to jump start implementation of racial equity strategies in homeless services, programs, policies and systems.

Atlanta Racial Equity Statement

The Atlanta CoC stands in solidarity with the fight against racism and racial inequality.  Racial disparities are stark in Atlanta among people experiencing homelessness, with 88% of the population being black.  PfH remains committed to achieving the structural change objectives created through the Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC) initiative through the Atlanta Racial Equity Alliance (AREA). AREA seeks to break down systemic racist barriers that lead people into homelessness and often prevent them from both exiting homelessness and to accessing permanent, safe, and affordable housing.

Quantitative and qualitative research was conducted in Atlanta to evaluate racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta and the impact.  To see the full report, click here.

SPARC Objectives

  • Expansion and prioritization of affordable housing for POC with 0-30% of area median income.
  • Reduce the number of and the impact of evictions among families of color.
  • Educate funders and health care systems to influence improvement in culturally competent healthcare for people of color.
  • Increase health care coverage to POC through an 1115 waiver.