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Copy of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

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Claire Sloss

on 6 October 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
fighting for the human right of housing since 1980
Who is the
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless?
For more than 30 years, CCH has been the local leader in the fight against homelessness.
CCH's Speakers Bureau
Chicagoans were homeless over the course of the 2011-12 school year
make up about 49% of Chicago's homeless population
that means
homeless children
in chicago alone
we create
by pushing for:
more affordable housing
availability of better jobs
equal access to quality education
funding for homeless services
We organize and advocate to end homelessness
Law Project
Provide free legal service for homeless families and youth around educational rights
What do we do?
Research causes of homelessness, and examine policy and the budget to come up with effective action strategies
Sit on committees at the city, county and state level in order to write new laws and policies that help homeless individuals and families
Organizers build relationships with people and organizations in the community in order to work with them take action that addresses the root causes of homelessness.
The Re-Entry committee is a group of formerly incarcerated leaders as well as other community members that fight for equal access to jobs and housing for those with felony records
The Education Committee is a group of homeless and formerly homeless parents and students as well as educators and community advocate who work to ensure equal access to education for homeless students and families
Last year, the state was set to cut homeless services by 52%, which would have left tens of thousands of individuals and families unable to access essential homeless services
We stopped the cuts and the state provided even more funding for homeless youth programs!
Our State Wide network is a group of service providers from around the state, including PADS programs, who work to ensure access and funding to homeless services
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