Fighting to Prevent Homelessness
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Fighting to Prevent Homelessness

In the spring of 2020, Faron Brinkley moved to Chicago to take a job with a hotel chain. Two weeks into his training, COVID-19 hit the city, halting the hospitality industry. In a new city with no paying job, no apartment and little savings, Brinkley stayed with a friend and then in a car, and faced the possibility of homelessness.

“I didn’t know because of COVID how everything was going to end up as far as needing a place to stay,” recalls Brinkley, who spent his childhood in foster care and is learning to live independently.

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