Posts tagged "Chicago coalition for the Homeless"

Illinois legislation takes on sex trafficking, but dangers remain

A bill unanimously passed in the Illinois State House last week could make it easier to charge and convict cases of sex trafficking. But victims would still need to come forward and take the dangerous step of identifying the trafficker. Sponsored by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, HB 5278 eases requirements for convicting traffickers by broadening... Read more »

Uptown's REST shelter closing its doors today, as state funding for homeless services is restored

Uptown's REST shelter closing its doors today, as state funding for homeless services is restored
A few days ago, volunteers at the REST homeless shelter in Uptown received an email, letting them know that the shelter would be closing this week. “It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news that after 3 decades of service, REST will be closing our doors for the final time... Read more »

New ordinance could cut affordable housing funds, advocates say

The Sweet Home Chicago coalition has one clear goal: put more money into creating affordable housing for the city. How? By guaranteeing that 20 percent of Chicago’s Tax Increment Finance dollars end up helping to fix up foreclosed properties or create new affordable housing. But the city’s alderman have been reticent. For months, the battle... Read more »
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