Herriot Watt and ROTA (November 2022) Black people are over three times more likely to experience homelessness

A new report, authored by Heriot-Watt University, found that in England the highest levels of homelessness risks are experienced by people from Black and minoritised ethnic backgrounds.   

Black people are three and a half times as likely to experience statutory homelessness[1] as White British people.   

The report, conducted in partnership with Race on the Agenda and funded by Oak Foundation, found that experience of discrimination, harassment or abuse on the grounds of race or ethnicity in housing, or in other aspects of life, appears to be associated with elevated risks of homelessness.   

Amongst Black people with experience of homelessness, one third (32%) report discrimination from a social or private landlord. 

Download the report HERE.