The housing crisis in America has done nothing but get worse. As salaries lower, jobs become more uncommon, and apartment complexes lay barren and empty, the 650,000 unhoused people living in America have nowhere to go.

Homeless man
Credit: Canva

Arizona church leaders have had enough, and are starting to concoct a plan to fix it.

"Yes, In God's Backyard"

Church leaders in the Phoenix metro area are taking inspiration from Dan Klocke, a worker at an affordable housing developer in Phoenix. The developer, Gorman & Company, used church-owned land to build a 65-unit, affordable apartment complex.

Housing with Affordable Housing circled in red
Credit: Canva

Building complexes like these help get people back on their feet. They provide housing that is attainable on lower paychecks and can get someone's life back on track. The church was built to help those around you, and the Arizona leaders think that this is the best way to give back to the community.

KWCD Country logo
Get our free mobile app

Moses Cut the Red Tape

This is a fantastic and heartwarming plan to help those less fortunate. Unfortunately, it's not as easy to just start building.

Worker on a building frame
Credit: Canva

The zoning laws in Arizona make going ahead with this project difficult and have already caused issues with the Gorman & Company project. Church leaders were ready for this, however, and proposed House Bill 2815, which would streamline the process.

State Democrats are already pushing the bill and doing whatever they can to make sure it passes, but some Arizona residents have other thoughts.

Politician asked questions by press
Credit: Canva

Many believe that the idea works in concept, but will attract vagrants or those looking for easy housing without having to put in the work.

No matter what happens with this bill, it is important to remember that everyone deserves a roof over their head, and the Church is using the name of God to make that a reality.

Top 10 Misconceptions Outsiders Have About Arizona

Most non-residents have a very different view of the Grand Canyon State than reality. Here are the top things people get wrong.

10 Necessities for Living in Cochise County

Whether you've lived here your whole life or just moving in, here's 10 Must Have Items for Living in Cochise County.

Gallery Credit: Christopher Cappiali

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 11 Honest Pros and Cons of Living in Arizona

The sun always shines in Arizona. Except when it doesn't. Here are some of the pros and cons of living in Arizona.

Gallery Credit: Val Davidson/TSM

More From KWCD Country