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 Chicago and let me know what you think!