Homes 4 the Homeless

Churches step in to find innovative housing for the unsheltered

The parking lot of Clairemont Lutheran Church is seen here, May 28, 2019.
The parking lot of Clairemont Lutheran Church is seen here, May 28, 2019.
The parking lot of Clairemont Lutheran Church is a proposed site for 12 affordable housing units.

The phrase in homelessness circles, “Not in my backyard” has a response from church congregations across the country: “Yes, in God’s backyard.

NIMBYism (Not in My Backyard) is the act of a community constantly denying allocation of space to help the unsheltered.  But if the community fears that home values, or the quality of life will fall, take a look around you. Something worse is already happening if nothing is done.

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