COVID-19, Economy And Oncoming Winter Are A Perfect Storm Of Crises For Chicago’s Homeless

Homeless Chicago COVID-19
A homeless person in a wheelchair holds a sign asking for help, in Chicago, Friday, April 10, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Six months into the pandemic, Chicago homeless worry about the coming winter. Associated Press
Homeless Chicago COVID-19
A homeless person in a wheelchair holds a sign asking for help, in Chicago, Friday, April 10, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Six months into the pandemic, Chicago homeless worry about the coming winter. Associated Press

COVID-19, Economy And Oncoming Winter Are A Perfect Storm Of Crises For Chicago’s Homeless

Even before the pandemic, Chicago’s homeless population was on the rise. Back in January, Chicago saw its number of people experiencing homelessness increase for the first time since 2015. Now a pandemic, a battered economy and oncoming winter could mean a new wave of homelessness in the city. Reset takes a closer look at the issue.

GUESTS: Mary Tarullo, associate director for policy and strategy at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Luwana Johnson, director of shelter operations at Franciscan Outreach