Mississippi moved to San Diego for a new job; after being laid off, he was evicted. Mississippi and his girlfriend lived in a car. She decided to go live with her daughter. which put Mississippi on the streets homeless in San Diego.
When we asked Mississippi what was keeping him outside, he responded with one word – HOUSING, as in the lack of housing. He continues that nonprofits in San Diego promised him housing last year, and he’s still sleeping outside.
San Diego is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and it’s no wonder that so many people are homeless. This video is a sobering reminder of the challenges that people facing chronic homelessness face every day.
In the US, homeless people are increasingly criminalized, with politicians on both sides passing laws to push unhoused people out of sight over providing them with the support they need. This homeless man in San Diego is one of the countless victims of this trend. By sharing his story, we are hoping to raise awareness about the struggles faced by homeless people and the urgent need to fix the affroble housing crisis.