If you’ve flown through O’Hare Airport recently, you may have noticed people sleeping in hallways or near the baggage claim. This isn’t uncommon in Chicago when the temperature drops, but the number of unhoused people seeking shelter in these transit hubs has increased over the last several years.
Reset speaks to homeless and housing advocates about why we’re seeing this increase and what can be done to provide more stable housing in the city.
GUESTS: Don Washington, executive director of the Chicago Housing Initiative
Ali Simmons, outreach and case worker with the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Tom Gordon, vice president of the Chicago Union of the Homeless