Featured Video Play Icon

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.

IP 19 Logo Icon crop

Invisible People


We imagine a world where everyone has a place to call home. Until then, we strive to be the most trusted source for homelessness news, education and advocacy.

Related Topics

Get the Invisible People newsletter


homeless man Manchester, New Hampshire


Where Will She Go? Homeless Woman's Heartbreaking Struggle.


Homeless Veteran's ID Taken by Police Stripped of Access to Shelter


Homeless Man Across from the White House



public transportation

Is It Time to Consider Enacting a Transportation Safety Net?

Tenant protections must increase as Evictions climb

Advocates Call on Biden Administration to Increase Tenant Protections as Evictions Climb

harmful rhetoric and hate speech lead to violence

Harmful Rhetoric Leads to Increased Violence Against Homeless People

Homelessness is instability

Homelessness Means Instability

Get the Invisible People newsletter