David has lived on the streets of Denver for five years. Like many elderly homeless, he gets social security but it’s not enough to pay for rent.
David says we can no longer keep our heads in the sand hoping that homelessness will go away on its own. The lack of affordable housing needs to be addressed in every city in America.
David was just released from the hospital. As taxpayers, we pay for the cost. Homelessness is expensive. Housing people saves lives and saves taxpayer money. Please watch this short video on housing first that explains the public benefits of getting homeless people into housing.
David tries to sleep during the day so he can stay awake at night. Homelessness is dangerous but at night homeless people are more vulnerable to violent attacks.
Your voice can help end homelessness. If we do not fix the affordable housing crisis, homelessness will continue to get worse. Click here to tweet, email, call, or Facebook your federal and state legislators to tell them ending homelessness and creating more affordable housing is a priority to you.
Special thanks to Mayors and CEOs for US Housing Investment.