As Cold Weather Sets In, Homeless People Seek Emergency Shelter

Wilson Avenue tent
A tent under the Wilson viaduct has a crate in front of it for recycling propane tanks. Andrew Gill / WBEZ
Wilson Avenue tent
A tent under the Wilson viaduct has a crate in front of it for recycling propane tanks. Andrew Gill / WBEZ

As Cold Weather Sets In, Homeless People Seek Emergency Shelter

Emergency shelters in the Chicago area are being filled to capacity months ahead of schedule as homeless residents seek shelter from the cold.

WBEZ’s Susie An joins the Morning Shift to talk about how one homeless shelter system in the northwest suburbs is dealing with the growing demand for help.

GUEST: Susie An, WBEZ reporter

LEARN MORE: Chicago’s Homeless Population Prepares For Winter Weather (CBS Chicago 11/23/18)

How America counts its homeless – and why so many are overlooked (The Guardian 2/16/17)