Three times as many people were experiencing homelessness in Chicago this year as migrant numbers surged

In January, approximately 19,000 people in Chicago experienced homelessness, which was more than three times the number from the previous year. The city is working to control the increasing number of homeless individuals by bringing in new shelters. A recent city survey found that on one night in January, 18,836 people were considered to be experiencing homelessness. The city has seen an increase in the number of homeless individuals accessing shelters and services. The city is continuously working to address the growing need for both shelter beds and homeless services. The increase in homelessness is attributed to various factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, increased shelter capacity, new programs, and a rise in family homelessness. The majority of the homeless population are from the Black community, and efforts are being made to address the issues faced by homeless individuals. Despite the challenges, the city is committed to providing shelter and services to those in need.


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