NEWS articles

What works for Chicago's homeless? What doesn't?

A yearlong study is under way to find out what works and what doesn't in the effort to help homeless Chicagoans find places to live and work.

over 5 years ago | Jennifer Fernicola

Study shows health benefits of housing for homeless

It's no secret that a stable housing situation could help Chicago's chronically ill homeless. Local researchers think they have mapped a solution that could work in any city.

over 5 years ago | Alex Parker

Community addresses barriers surrounding Latino homelessness

Latino community leaders and social service workers gathered yesterday to discuss how to encourage more homeless Latinos to seek help when they need it

over 5 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Residents skeptical about new CHA program to prevent homelessness

Chicago public housing has a new program to help evictees from becoming homeless. But some are concerned that the program doesn't do enough to keep people in the units they already have.

almost 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

As economy falters, some immigrants excluded from safety net

No social security number means no help for the many illegal immigrants in Chicago who are facing homelessness. Advocates say many are living in unthinkable conditions.

almost 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

City's homeless population may be on the rise

A new report shows that homeless shelters are seeing more people that need help finding housing. Advocates are calling for state and federal funding to help local non-profits.

almost 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Some homeless on 'continuous' ride despite CTA policy to contrary

Homeless residents say the CTA continuous riding policy punishes those seeking shelter from the cold. Officials say they just want all customers to follow rules and pay for all rides.

almost 6 years ago | Lucy McGilchrist

CTA policy may kick homeless off trains, into the cold

Public transit is enforcing its policy against "continuous riders" and homeless advocates are worried about the effect that might have on people using the trains on winter nights.

6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Volunteer tutoring service helps homeless students

Volunteer tutors with Heightening Opportunity and Potential for Educational Success spend about two hours with homeless students, assisting with homework, reading together and talking.

6 years ago | Jennifer Fernicola

Fate of Edgewater homeless shelter tops tonight's meeting agenda

Edgewater community members tonight meet to discuss a plan that would allow a North Kenmore homeless shelter to temporarily relocate in the neighborhood until a permanent home is found.

6 years ago | Ian Fullerton

Public housing residents say vacant units no good

North Side public housing complex residents protested against CHA policies that have led to 600 vacant units there during a time when many people are homeless.

6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Noise, unruly neighbors top Portage Park concerns

A report from police beat 1624

7 years ago | Mark Draughn

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