I used to be homeless. I stayed homeless for about 15 years.
I used to be downtown, begging people for money. I wasn’t raised like that, to just walk up to people and ask for money.
When I moved out to Seattle more than 25 years ago, I thought my two brothers would help me out.
My two brothers wouldn’t even let me live with them. I had to live in shelters — at the Union Gospel Mission, the Compass Center, Bread of Life. The mission would put you out at 4:30 a.m. Where are you going to go at 4:30 in the morning?