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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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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.”

2015 Scholarship Winners (from left): Aja Lowrey, T’Prinn Ingram, Jennessa Martinez, Amanda Sepulveda and Catherine Jones

CCH names five new winners of $2,500-a-year college scholarships

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has awarded $2,500-a-year college scholarships to five students who succeeded in high school while coping with homelessness. Also commended were 13 past winners, rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, who also receive $2,500 renewal awards. By next school year, CCH will have awarded more than $240,000 to 50 students since...x

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Horizons showcases poetry by shelter residents

Horizons creative writing workshop presented its yearly poetry showcase at Chicago’s Intuit art gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Shelter-based families who have written poetry and prose shared their work during the June 18 evening showcase. Many shared the first poetry they ever wrote, as well as reflections of their experiences with homelessness. Participating were residents...x

CCH Leaders with State Sen. John G. Mulroe

State budget impasse – the urgent need for Illinois to raise revenue

By Jennifer Cushman, Policy Specialist The Illinois General Assembly adjourned May 31 with a “spending plan” for FY16 but without the revenue needed to support that plan, leaving the state budget incomplete. This plan includes funding reductions for housing and homeless services that are minimal compared to the disastrous cuts recommended in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s...x