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Cindy lives in a van homeless in Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Southern California. Cindy is disabled and cannot work. She receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, but it’s not enough to rent an apartment. 

Cindy lived a nomadic-lifestyle for many years, but now at 63 years old, van life is not sustainable. Cindy needs her own bed. An apartment to call home for her and her dog. Homelessness is also isolating. Cindy needs community, and while van life did provide a community for many years, after COVID, everything has changed. Cindy feels alone living in the van. 

Elderly homelessness was a crisis before the pandemic. It’s going to get much worse unless we fix the affordable housing crisis and other causes of homelessness. 

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. 

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