Leon Powe experienced the thing everyone fears; homelessness. When Powe was just two years old, his father left the family for good. When he was seven his house burned down. His mother tried her hardest to make ends meet but were unable to afford rent on their apartment.
This left the Powe family with no choice but to bounce around from shelters to motels and even required them to sleep in their car sometimes. Eventually, Powe and his siblings were taken into foster care.