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In a quest to end homelessness, some developers are going high-end
Nov. 4, 2015
Combating homelessness isn't just about shelter. Lately, some affordable housing projects are getting decidedly upscale — to help residents heal, adjust and build bonds with their new neighbors.
The rules of the ramps
Dec. 9, 2014
Many people who are homeless in Chicago panhandle at expressway ramps. Linda Paul met some of them to learn about how their system helps them survive.
SRO owners call proposed ordinance ‘hostile’
Sep. 9, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office wants to preserve affordable housing in single-room occupancy and residential hotels by levying hefty fines on building owners who don’t comply.
Homelessness: One student's story
Mar. 7, 2014
Nathan Strain spent the majority of his senior year at Hampshire High School as an independent homeless youth. He is now a freshman at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign.
Chicago warming centers and their limits
Jan. 6, 2014
The polar vortex prompted a former Chicagoan to ask about the warmth and well-being of others. The city offers safety from sub-zero temperatures, but not necessarily comfort.
Fighting LGBTQ homelessness one home at a time
Dec. 13, 2013
While the majority of LGBTQ services are in the Lakeview area, there is a dearth of resources on the South and West Sides of the city.
More runaway youth turn to shelters
May. 8, 2013
The National Runaway Safeline says more youth are running away because of money problems.
Homeless man raised alarms on evictions
Mar. 26, 2013
Jack King was found dead outside a health clinic in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood March 13. King had recently told WBEZ he felt city officials were targeting homeless living under the Wilson Avenue viaduct more than ever.
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