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Chicago to Eye Tiny Houses for the Homeless

Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th) is urging the City Council to examine the feasibility of establishing a pilot program to provide “tiny houses” for Chicago’s homeless population. Alderman Burke is calling upon the Committee on Human Relations to hold public hearings to solicit testimony from groups such as the Citywide Task Force to Reduce Homelessness, an […]

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Report shows homeless Illinois children are not receiving required school support

A new report released this month by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) shows that more than half of homeless Illinois students who needed assistance were not receiving services. Under state and federal law, school districts are required to assist homeless students with school enrollment, prevent school transfers and help them succeed in their […]

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Chicago homelessness remains an issue despite new federal findings

Homelessness continues to be a pervasive issue in Chicago communities, many social workers and advocates would agree. However, a recent report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that homelessness in the U.S. is on the decline. HUD’s report was based on point- in-time estimates from Jan. 2013. The estimates provided […]