The Sun-Times reports – 2001 in Review – Chicago homeless statistics – Brief Article

The Sun-Times reports – 2001 in Review – Chicago homeless statistics – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included

Kimiyo Naka

The Sun-Times reports that Chicago’s homeless population is ballooning beyond the city’s ability to provide resources. And some advocates predict a “crisis” is imminent. More women and children are homeless than in the past, says Brady Harden, president of Inner Voice, a nonprofit that helps manage 18 shelters. Of the 1,428 adults who sought help at Harden’s shelters between July and September, about 25 percent were single mothers, he says. The Sun-Times reports the CHA and the federal Section 8 voucher program were options for the homeless in the past, but more than 33,000 families are on the CHA waiting list and nearly 22,000 on the Section 8 waiting list.

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