June 26, 2008

Chicago Making 'Strong Progress' in Ending Homelessness, Mayor Daley Reports

10-Year Plan is at half-way point
Photo of neighborhood homes
Mayor's Press Office

The city is making strong progress in its efforts to end homelessness, with the number of homeless individuals and families down 12 percent from 2005 to 2007, and new approaches and programs established to meet the specific needs of all homeless persons, including youth, single parents, seniors, veterans, and ex-offenders, Mayor Daley said today.

“As you know, we are now at the half-way point of our 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Chicago,” Mayor Daley told attendees at a conference sponsored by the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness held at the Westin Hotel, 909 N. Michigan Av.

“Since 2003, we have been working with many people who are in this room today to change the way we provide services to people who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Our goal is to end homelessness in Chicago and transition those who are homeless to a better way of life.”

“Each of you here today has one important thing in common – you are committed to help those Chicagoans without a home find a home and be given the same opportunity to benefit from the possibilities that Chicago offers every other resident,” he said.