Fighting Homelessness: Chicago's Plan
With unemployment rising and real estate prices still booming, homelessness in Chicago, as elsewhere, has grown in the past year -- particularly among families and working people. It's a disturbing situation, but one Chicago thinks it can solve. In a move being closely watched around the country, the city is undertaking an ambitious experiment: a 10-year "plan to end homelessness," a drastic shift in strategy that emphasizes permanent housing over shelters. The effort targets the 'chronic' homeless -- those on the streets repeatedly and for long periods -- and aims to keep people from becoming homeless in the first place."
Thanks to Chris Steins