More Than 16,000 Chicago Public Schools Students Are Homeless

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Chicago Public Schools students get free CTA bus and train rides on the first day of school. Students say they need the benefit every day. Adriana Cardona Maguigad / WBEZ
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Chicago Public Schools students get free CTA bus and train rides on the first day of school. Students say they need the benefit every day. Adriana Cardona Maguigad / WBEZ

More Than 16,000 Chicago Public Schools Students Are Homeless

More than 16,000 Chicago Public Schools students experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year — and the problem is even worse on the city’s South and West sides.

In this interview, Morning Shift breaks down how children in Chicago are impacted by homelessness.

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

Bridgette Barber, Chicago resident and legal guardian of two grandchildren attending Chicago Public Schools

LEARN MORE: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless