Guest Blog: Poverty in Chicago

written by naehblog
August 11, 2009

Afternoon, everyone! Apologies for the break in info – had some family in town and they required by strict attention (and tourist-guiding techniques).

No worries, though, we’re back on the horse now!

A few pieces of business to wrap up:

  • Pictures from the Conference (172 of them!) are up on our Flickr account. Check it out and see if we snapped you up!


  • We didn’t have a Friday news roundup, but I did notice this morning that there are a LOT of stories about the recession, a decline in services just as there’s increased demand, and – as always – trickling stories about HPRP funds. Keep an eye on those daily clips to stay on top of the news.


  • We’d love to hear from you! Tell us what you want more information about – shoot us a comment, follow us on Twitter (@naehomelessness) or shoot me an email with an idea, request, whatever. This is all about you – really! (For me, it’s just an exercise in writing concisely.)

Last week, I got an email from a woman at The Documentary Channel. They’ve created a piece on homelessness in Chicago, specifically looking at the role of addiction in homelessness. A spokesperson wrote to us, “Chicago filmmaker Brian Schodorf takes a raw and real look at the men behind the statistics with poignant testimonies from the streets and expert interviews inside elite university offices.”

It’s a long one – trust me, you’ll have to put aside a solid chunk of time. But it’s a poignant and interesting look into homelessness in one of the country’s biggest cities. Check out Poverty In Chicagoand let me know what you think!