With an estimate, more than 80,000 Chicago people are struggling with homelessness. About 18,000 of them are students of the Chicago Primary School.
Think about it – that would be the entire population of a city like Champaign.
There are many reasons why people end up living in the streets. job losses, illness, rising rents and falling income.
Supporters of the house say it is a growing problem and they agree that Chicago needs more affordable housing.
In a two-day cover, Gaynor Hall of the WGN examines the lack of a home from Chicago in Detroit. He traveled to Motor City to see what Chicago could learn from a small-housing housing experiment to give some residents a path out of poverty. .