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Homeless Vets Face Challenges Beyond Rent
Dec. 23, 2015
Thousands of homeless military vets have government vouchers for rent. But landlords aren't always willing to accept them, partly because of tight housing markets and stereotypes about the tenants.
Chicago's Chance The Rapper Joins Nonprofit to Give Self-Heating Coats to Homeless
Dec. 18, 2015
The high-tech outerwear, which can also serve as sleeping bags, are manufactured in Detroit by homeless parents to help them earn a steady income.
Dining with Dignity: Treating the Homeless to More than a Meal
Dec. 16, 2015
Each Wednesday, the Chicago Help Initiative hosts a dinner at Catholic Charities for the city’s homeless — and guests are treated to much more than just a meal.
The city’s inconsistent rules for the homeless
Nov. 12, 2015
The city has rules for what homeless people can own in Lower Wacker Drive and the Wilson viaduct in Uptown.
South Side ‘forward operating base’ goes beyond serving veterans
Nov. 11, 2015
Occupying a greystone across from Washington Park, the RTW Veterans Center provides clothes, free meals and job training to its needy neighbors.
New initiative provides lockers for homeless youth
Oct. 23, 2015
A new program in Chicago is offering storage lockers to homeless youth, starting in Englewood and Auburn Gresham.
How a 12-year-old survived an 80-year prison sentence
Jun. 26, 2015
Rodney Lewis has always struggled. First just to survive, then with incarceration, illness and addiction.
Mumford and Sons' concert displaces homeless
Jun. 19, 2015
Uptown homeless got mixed messages about how the Cricket Hill concert would affect them.
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