Letter to John Pfieffer regarding lost interim housing beds

Mr. John Pfieffer
First Deputy Commissioner
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
1615 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


Dear Mr. Pfieffer,


I am concerned about the 52 interim housing beds that will be lost from the Logan Square/Humboldt park area when Humboldt Park Social Services closes its shelter at the end of the year. HPSS has been providing a critical support to homeless families and individuals on the northwest side for many years. Without these beds, many people will be forced to leave their community and may have difficulty finding other programs with Spanish language proficiency. I encourage the city to commit to working with residents and service providers on the near northwest side to keep those beds in the community.