Midweek Message

LABC Update – Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Jim Hopkins

April 24, 2023


Pastor Jim,


Yesterday, 1 out of every 4 unhoused Americans, were California residents  


Yesterday, every 60 seconds a family was evicted from their homes.


Yesterday, every 9 minutes a person was made homeless.


And yesterday, more than 650 faith-based, spiritually energized California community leaders said “enough is enough.” 


On the steps of the State Capitol clergy, tenants, landlords, and community members from across California gathered to tell our elected officials that Home Is Sacred and to keep families housed by passing SB 567, SB 4, SB 225, AB 1418, and ACA 10.


“I have 3 kids and in the last year our rent has increased 90%. Our family, like all families, deserve a safe and dignified home.”

-ICUC leader

Our federations met with legislators for lunch on the lawn to discuss our Home is Sacred campaign and secure their support. Our leaders and clergy members shared their testimonies and imparted the importance of housing for all. Until we codify the sanctity of home that is reflected in our faith texts, in our law books, the housing and homelessness crisis will remain.






We raised our voices in song and we moved in unison towards a California where everyone belongs and Home is Sacred. Weren’t able to attend? You can still stand in power with us by contacting your legislators today and telling them to support Home is Sacred.


With faith, power, and love,

PICO California


Tonight on LABC Zoom – Pastor Jim leads Bible Study 6:00, Department of Worship and Congregational Care 7:05

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