Catholic Community Services organized a 24-hour vigil for affordable housing from Wednesday, December 16th at 12 noon, to Thursday, December 17th at 12 noon at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave., Seattle 98104. The Church Council of Greater Seattle, along with countless other organizations, gathered during this time to advocate and show solidarity for the issue of affordable housing.
Call to action: Seven million homes. We call on the Federal government to increase the investment in affordable housing to fund 7 million homes across the country. Seattle, King County, Los Angeles, Portland, and Hawaii have all recognized that homelessness is a crisis in their communities. Local communities and individual states can and should invest more resources to provide housing and services. The Federal government must also act now to provide more housing for people who are trying to survive on our streets.
For more information on the event, visit www.faithadvocacy.org.