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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.”

My family in Chicago this June, including my son Jarrett and my fiancé LaBron.

The remarkable Nasia Smith shares her story

Nasia Smith is the first college scholarship winner at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless to earn a bachelor’s degree as a single parent. She worked full-time to support her young son while earning a business degree. We think Nasia tells her story better than anyone else: Life before I left for college was difficult....x

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Chicago Housing Authority Board to pilot select ex-offender access housing

November 18: The Chicago Housing Authority Board has voted to pilot a program to allow select ex-offenders to access public housing. The Reentry Project at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) proposed the program, and has worked two years to persuade local housing authorities to pilot it. Meanwhile, the pilot was adopted in August...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 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 launch...x