GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Interactive Resource Center says homelessness in Greensboro is at a crisis level.

The group says nearly 1,000 people go to sleep homeless each night.

Those people are finding shelter in cars, motels, and tents in the woods. They're asking for the city's help.

“I think the number of people losing their jobs,” said David Farmer. “And the number of people losing their homes is just overwhelming the system resources.”

Officials say the lack of affordable housing contributes to those numbers but the lack of compassion from the community plays a part too.

"A lot of people experience these things and we turn a blind eye to it,” said Cameron Mcclellan, Peer Support Specialist with Interactive Resource Center. “It’s very stigmatized.”

The organization is accepting donations for tents and sleeping bags for white flag shelter in November.