Sebelius began by talking about how fundamentally important home is to all of us – it is where we live our lives. She said:
“Too many Americans don’t have access to what home provides” and that at this time, we “have the opportunity to end homelessness as a nation” and that “we know how to do this.”
We pay a steep price for homelessness as a nation. But we also have an opportunity to end homelessness as a nation. To save the vast public resources we could invest in our communities and our future. To provide thousands of Americans currently focused only on surviving, the support they need to participate and thrive. And to give countless children and youth, the stable environment they need to succeed in school and in life.