Most of us who live in this community would say there’s no better place to live, to work, to raise a family, to grow old. Because for most of us that’s true. But, now, in what has become a very tough housing market, for too many others of us, that “no better place” has become more dream than reality.
A safe, stable place to call home is what anchors people’s dreams, but for the 1 in 5 households who came to us last year, homelessness was their current reality. And for others of us, as rents gallop ahead of real incomes, as formerly affordable rental properties have gone to market rate, their “no better place” — to live, to raise their families, to work, to grow old — is at risk of disappearing.
Who are those others? They are us. The people God has placed in our path. They belong here. With us. We need to help them recover their dream. We can. A successful $2.6M Sleep Out campaign will power up the new and revitalized efforts and partnerships and resources needed to make it happen. Let’s do it!