Poverty Lab, Health Lab Study finds 10,000 families experienced homelessness in Chicago last year
Chicago Sun-Times / June 15, 2018
By Mark Brown
An estimated 10,000 families experienced homelessness in Chicago at some point during the past year, according to a new study that suggests the city could identify them and intervene sooner.
The study is regarded as significant because it is the first to combine information from the city’s official database of homeless individuals with data from Chicago Public Schools, which tracks homeless students separately using a broader definition of homelessness.