By Niya K. Kelly, Director of State Legislative Policy, Equity and Transformation
As we all continue to navigate the pandemic and its ramifications, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless would like to provide some information about updates to federal benefits programs that assist families and individuals in our community.
Continue reading Recent changes to federal programs that assist families
By Alyssa Phillips, Education Attorney
The number of students identified as homeless in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) declined 34% since the 2018-19 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and school districts nationwide faced unprecedented challenges. School districts, including CPS, implemented remote, hybrid, and in-person learning models as COVID-19 cases and deaths ravaged communities, hitting communities of color especially hard. In CPS, it was particularly challenging for schools to identify and serve students experiencing homelessness.
Continue reading As CPS identification of homeless students drops, CCH offers recommendations