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.”
Now that spring has arrived, students in Illinois look forward to special school activities, including graduation, senior luncheons and end-of-the year field trips. Every year the Law Project receives many calls from low-income students and families who are being pressured by their schools to pay hundreds of dollars in fees before graduation or year-end.
Six days after passage by the Illinois House and Senate, a $700 million emergency funding bill to pay human service providers was delivered to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his approval or veto. Advocates fear Rauner will impose delays, or even refuse to sign the bill sent to him on May 18. The governor has told the...
Kudos to the Education Committee at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless -- the leaders' group advocated for 18 months for a strong, updated policy on homeless education within the Chicago Public Schools.