Amid Bitter Cold, Advocates Push For Long-Term Solutions To Homelessness In Chicago

Chicago opened six warming centers to help residents cope with dangerously cold temperatures. But advocates are pushing the city to do more.

Amid Bitter Cold, Advocates Push For Long-Term Solutions To Homelessness In Chicago
A homeless man occupies a Chicago Transit Authority bus shelter during the coronavirus pandemic on the city's West Side Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Amid Bitter Cold, Advocates Push For Long-Term Solutions To Homelessness In Chicago
A homeless man occupies a Chicago Transit Authority bus shelter during the coronavirus pandemic on the city's West Side Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Amid Bitter Cold, Advocates Push For Long-Term Solutions To Homelessness In Chicago

Chicago opened six warming centers to help residents cope with dangerously cold temperatures. But advocates are pushing the city to do more.

Over the weekend, Chicago experienced its worst cold snap since the 2019 polar vortex. But subzero temperatures are expected to continue this week, leaving many homeless Chicagoans vulnerable to the bitter cold.

Reset checks in with local organizations working toward long-term solutions to homelessness in the city and around Illinois.

GUESTS: Doug Schenkelberg, executive director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Neli Vazquez Rowland, president and co-founder of A Safe Haven

Sam Guardino, program director for the homeless outreach program at Thresholds