CHICAGO (CBS) — City officials, advocates for the homeless, North Side residents and the homeless met today about a pilot program designed to provide permanent housing and services to dozens of homeless people.
In particular, the city’s Department of Family and Social Services Commissioner Lisa Morrison Butler says the city is focusing on chronically homeless who have lived in tent cities under viaducts on the North Side.
Cmsr. Butler says assessments have been done of the homeless who are most in need of help. She hopes to have housing for them by July, but she reminded the 50 or so people in a basement meeting room at Weiss Memorial Hospital that “we are literally cobbling together funds” for the program.