Today on Juneteenth, we celebrate the dismantling of the institution of slavery in America enacted through the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. At The Cloudburst Group, we also recognize that systematically dismantling slavery’s oppressive legacy has historically required more than legislation. Since our founding in 2005, Cloudburst has been committed to working within and alongside communities to understand inequities and work to reduce racial disparities in access to housing and services. Our work on homelessness at the local, state, and national levels is a significant part of this effort.
Most marginalized groups make up a disproportionate share of the homeless population in the United States. For example, Black people constituted 45 percent of the homeless population while representing only 13 percent of the total population. This disproportionality in homelessness is a by-product of entrenched barriers to accessing quality healthcare, education, housing, and employment.
Cloudburst is committed to dismantling systemic racism and continuing to look for new opportunities to make actionable changes to help improve the quality of life for persons of color across the United States.
Cloudburst celebrates Juneteenth in recognition of those that came before us and in acknowledgement that today we celebrate, but tomorrow the work continues.
To learn more about homelessness and its impact on communities of color, please visit:
To learn how you can advance racial equity in your community by addressing the issue of homelessness, please visit: https://endhomelessness.org/ending-homelessness/
Black Mental Health Resources by Wake Forest University
Racial Justice Resources” by Best Value Schools