“Unprecedented” and “crisis” have become buzz words over the last nine months. We’re all tired of hearing them, but for those of us working in the housing and sheltering community during a global pandemic, these words hold meaning like never before.

We are in an acute housing crisis. So many of us are without a safe place to stay or are living in abject fear of losing housing in the middle of a pandemic. This is no time to shy away from bold and brave solutions. In fact, people’s lives depend on it.