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New Dashboard from UnidosUS Tracks COVID Housing Data for Latino Community

A new interactive dashboard released by UnidosUS in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau provides recent data on the impact of COVID-19 on Latino communities across a range of issues. The dashboard, entitled “By the Numbers: Latinos in the Time of Coronavirus,” reveals national and state-specific trends in six key states: Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Colorado.

The dashboard uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s experimental Household Pulse Survey to provide bi-weekly data with race/ethnicity comparisons for seven indicators including:

  • Housing (missed rent or mortgage payments)
  • Loss of employment income
  • Health insurance coverage (overall/public/private)
  • Food insufficiency
  • Mental health (anxiety)
  • Education (classes cancelled or moved to distance learning)
  • Access to technology for children’s education (computers or internet)

“Latino workers and families have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic across nearly every aspect of their lives, which will have repercussions for years to come,” write the dashboard’s authors.

UnidosUS

UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization and is a Steering Committee member of the Opportunity Starts at Home multisector affordable homes campaign.

Access the dashboard here.

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