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An estimated 13,054 Chicago families experienced homelessness in the 2014-15 school year.

Yet on average, less than 1% – 123 families – access permanent affordable housing each year.

PrintChicago Coalition for the Homeless manages HomeWorks, a new multi-year campaign to create affordable housing for homeless families and improve school services for homeless students in Chicago.

Working with parent leaders and housing providers, HomeWorks will advocate for improved school services and more family-sized housing, including 500 housing units for families through the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund.

“The city of Chicago must commit to ending family homelessness, just it has pledged to end homelessness among veterans,” said CCH Policy Director Julie Dworkin during the campaign’s launch in November 2015.

Home Works campaign partners: AIDS Foundation, Beacon Therapeutic, Catholic Charities, CCH, CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing), Heartland Alliance, La Casa Norte, Primo Center for Women and Children, and Unity Parenting and Counseling Center

For more information, contact Policy Director Julie Dworkin or Associate Policy Director Eithne McMenamin.