African-American and Latino New Yorkers are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Approximately 53 percent of New York City homeless shelter residents are African-American, 32 percent are Latino, 7 percent are white, 1 percent are Asian-American, 1 percent are Native American or other race/ethnicity, and 6 percent are of unknown race/ethnicity.

coalition for the homeless : new york city homelessness – the basic facts – updated december 2012

For more information, please visit www.coalitionforthehomeless.org.

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