The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report that showed there are nearly 554,000 homeless people across the US. While the overall homeless population in California, Oregon and Washington grew by 14 percent over the past two years, the part of that population considered unsheltered climbed 23 percent to 108,000. This is a key issue facing many cities, thus making it a nationwide crisis. The homelessness crisis has reached such a breaking point that cities simply cannot build enough housing to solve the problem on their own.
U.S. homelessness problem is not just about homes—the country is experiencing a deep and worsening poverty crisis. A lot of people in America don't realize they might be two checks, three checks, four checks away from being homeless. The United States is one of the world’s richest, most powerful, and technologically innovative countries; but neither its wealth nor its power nor its technology is being harnessed to address the situation in which 40 million people continue to live in poverty.
Spiritual Boss Chick is working to better understand what significant contribution it can make to advocating for better living conditions for those experiencing homelessness in the city of Sacramento.