During the pandemic year of 2020-21, 49% of GLIDE’s clients were homeless or marginally housed. Many lived on the streets, in their vehicles, some in shelters, some in in SROs, in transitional housing and some with friends and family. During this same period, the housing status of another 20% was simply unknown. GLIDE’s hands-on support to increase our client’s housing readiness can only go so far without broader housing reform. We advocate to expand the availability of affordable housing that meets the needs and incomes of GLIDE’s clients and other unhoused individuals. We help to shape systems that prevent and shorten periods of homelessness. We work to reduce racial housing disparities through programs and policies that combat discrimination. Combined, these CSJ policy and advocacy efforts help to alleviate the suffering of those experiencing homelessness through programs and policies centered around the needs of unhoused individuals.