Our letter to the President

Dear President Obama,

Please take action to end America’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis. We need:
  • More section 8 vouchers immediately
  • Build public housing to meet the need
  • Full funding of the National Housing Trust Fund
  • Stop foreclosures

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pastor Scott Wagers, San Jose


Dear President Obama:

We at the CHAM Deliverance Ministry send our prayers and our sincere gratitude to you, your family and your administration. We know that you are mindful of, and concerned about, the suffering of the poor and homeless across America due to the ongoing housing crisis and lack of universal health care. We have sent you hundreds of letters from those languishing in forgotten corners who wonder what will become of their American dream. We are sending the letter to you because we know that you care about their plight and you hear their voices echoing from tent cities, abandoned buildings, freeway overpasses and river-beds across America.

We pray these letters will be the harbinger of a "new day" in America. A day that you, Dr. King and many other great Americans have spoken about: That day when all of God's children can join as one and say in the words of that old spiritual, "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty We are free at last."

Sincerely,

Rev. Scott Wagers
Founder, CHAM Deliverance Ministry
San Jose, CA

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Maria del Rosario Alba, Alexis, & Janette, San Jose


Ola Obama,

Necesitamos conocerte para poder compartir muchas necesidades.

Wilfred P. Lopez, San Jose

Ashley Diggs, San Jose


Dear Obama,

I would like to start off by saying I am so proud of you. I think you are doing a great job so far! You have a big mess to straighten up, but just hang in there. You will make it happen.

Well, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am 27 years old and I have been homeless off and on for a period of ten years due to losing jobs. What I can say is that section 8 housing has been a great help! I have just been approved for it. I will be moving out of the shelter where I am living in about three weeks! This has just opened a door for me to be able to go back to college and go to medical school. By the way, my new apartment is right down the street from my college.

Well, to get to the point, I hope you can give more funding to section 8 housing to help more people like me!

Maria Redmond, San Jose

I need section 8 or low-income housing. I can't survive with children in the tough economic time we are having.

Ramona Gonzalez, San Jose

Teofilo Reyes, San Jose


There are plenty of needy people in Santa Clara County, especially the homeless like me. Please help. Thank you.

Luz Elena Godoy, San Jose

Cucho Thi, San Jose


I live in my car, I have no money for housing. Before, I lived in a room on Aborn. I have a seven year-old son and my husband who is disabled. I have a problem with the police because I don't have money for insurance and registration. I pray every day that they don't take my car away from me.

Jose de Jesus Briseno, Santa Clara, CA