Deyanira Nevarez Martinez on The Latinx Paradox and Homelessness

March 1, 2023

CLS Core Faculty member Dr. Deyanira Nevarez Martinez with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Planning, Design and Construction, was featured on the Poverty Research & Policy podcast from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty:

Official measures of homelessness seem to indicate that the Latinx community is less affected than most other minoritized racial groups. But this aspect of what is called “The Latinx Paradox” might in fact be due to the extent of homelessness in Latinx communities being obscured by other factors. In this episode, Dr. Deyanira Nevarez Martinez shares her research into the nuances of Latinx housing precarity, and why understanding the Latinx experience of homelessness is vital for effective public policy and human services provision. Dr. Nevarez Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Michigan State University and a core faculty member in Chicano/Latino Studies. She is also an IRP Emerging Poverty Scholar.