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A Clear Mission

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

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A Clear Mission

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

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A Clear Mission

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

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CCH campaigns to raise $59,112 for work with homeless youth

Can you help? CCH hosted supporters at a premiere-run screening of The Homestretch at the Gene Siskel Film Center. At the Sept. 15 event, we launched the Hopestretch for homeless youth, an exciting two-month campaign to raise $59,112 – the number of students identified as homeless by Illinois public schools last year. This funding supports...x

From left, 24th Ward Ald. Michael Chandler, Planning Commissioner Andrew Mooney and Community Investment Corporation Senior Vice President Michael Bielawa

Sweet Home Chicago joins city to celebrate first apartments restored via TIF Purchase-Rehab program

Sweet Home Chicago joined city officials Tuesday to celebrate completion of the first apartment building restored by Multi-Family TIF Purchase-Rehab, a program created after advocacy by our affordable housing coalition. The ribbon-cutting at 1860 South Komensky Avenue celebrated a newly-restored 26-unit building in the 24th Ward’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Sweet Home Chicago proposed that Chicago...x

CCH Organizer J.D. Klippenstein

CCH school outreach helps Tilden teens find their voice

Through outreach at shelters, school and drop-in programs, CCH community organizers and youth attorneys reach almost 6,000 people a year at 35 programs across Chicago. In a new effort, two organizers began working last year at Tilden Career Community Academy. More than 200 students at the South Side high school are homeless, exceeding 60% of...x