Starting Jan. 24: Chicago updates its Plan to End Homelessness

Chicago is updating its 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, with a week-long community planning session (a “charette”) to be held next week, beginning Tuesday, Jan.  24.

All sessions will be held at the Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington Blvd.

CCH will be there of course, and the public, advocates and providers are invited to attend. It includes two days of expert “fishbowls” on six community-identified top issue areas, a public feedback session on initial recommendations, and a final report to serve as a foundation for the new Plan 2.0.

Expert fishbowls are issue-focused panels. For each issue area, the first hour will offer local and national experts in a dialog that encourages thinking of new system and programmatic responses to ending homelessness, while the community observes. During the second hour, the community reacts and asks questions. Attendees are free to come to one or all sessions.

Tuesday, Jan. 24:

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Employment

12:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. – Permanent Housing Access & Supply

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Systems Integration (including families and ex-offenders)

Wednesday, Jan. 25:

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Coordinated Access & Prevention

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Interim & Rapid Rehousing

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Youth

Friday, Jan. 27:

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Public Feedback Session

For more information, visit the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness website at