Chicago Braces For A Surge In Homelessness: What The City Is Doing To Prepare

A man experiencing homelessness
A man experiencing homelessness who lives on Wilson Avenue under the Lake Shore Drive bridge in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood holds a sign during a press conference in December 2019. Maria Ines Zamudio / WBEZ
A man experiencing homelessness
A man experiencing homelessness who lives on Wilson Avenue under the Lake Shore Drive bridge in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood holds a sign during a press conference in December 2019. Maria Ines Zamudio / WBEZ

Chicago Braces For A Surge In Homelessness: What The City Is Doing To Prepare

Even before the pandemic, Chicago’s homeless population was on the rise. Experts say a surge in cases, a battered economy and oncoming winter could mean a new wave of homelessness in the city. Reset takes a closer look at how the city is responding.

GUEST: Maura McCauley, deputy commissioner of homeless and domestic violence programs at the Chicago Department of Family Support Services