Steelers' Najee Harris Teams with California Governor to Help People Without Homes

AP Photo/Gene J. PuskarAccording to James Fletcher, Tuscaloosa News, the Pittsburgh Steelers are running back Najee Hari's Da' Bigger Picture Fund. The California state government has teamed up and created the "Homekey" program for homelessness.Harris and California Governor In a video posted to Twitter Monday, Gavin Newsom spoke about their efforts.Harris was homeless as a child growing up in the Bay Area. Harris discussed with Newsom the possibility of being evicted multiple times and moving in a van to San Francisco with his family.According to its website, Harris Foundation "focuses on helping underserved families achieve their potential and goals." Families in difficult times will be provided with tools and support by the Foundation. Education, homelessness, addressing food insecurity, and using sports to help develop life skills are some of the areas that will be of primary focus.The Homekey Program grants agencies funds to purchase apartments, hotels, motels, or other buildings that will provide housing for those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk.The Steelers took the former Alabama star with the 24th pick of the NFL draft in April. Harris is expected to be the Steelers' backfield coach. He held his draft party at a Bay Area shelter where he has stayed before.Harris, 6'2", 230 lbs, accumulated 1,891 yards and 30 touchdowns for the undefeated Crimson Tide last year. They won the national championship. In May, he signed a $13.1 million four-year contract with Pittsburgh.