New Study Shows Many Of Chicago’s Homeless Have Jobs, Some College Education

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A tent used by a homeless person on the outskirts of Lexington, KY.
Tent
A tent used by a homeless person on the outskirts of Lexington, KY.

New Study Shows Many Of Chicago’s Homeless Have Jobs, Some College Education

More than 86,000 people in Chicago experience homelessness. And yet, thousands of them have a job or have received some college education.

That’s according to a new study released on Tuesday by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit targets the lack of affordable housing in metropolitan Chicago and across Illinois.

Morning Shift checks in with the coalition for more on their new report and their work around combating homelessness in the city.

GUEST: Julie Dworkin, policy director at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Edrika Fulford, a volunteer leader for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

LEARN MORE: Thousands of Chicago’s homeless have jobs, some college education, contrary to stereotypes, new study says (Chicago Tribune 7/2/19)