Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-11-25
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


Chicago homelessness, by the numbers
LGBTQ Youth Series from Windy City Times

facebook twitter stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


The number of unaccompanied homeless youth (ages 14 to 21) in 2011-2012, according to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH).


The number of youth shelter beds in Chicago, according to the CCH.


How many homeless students Chicago Public Schools identified in 2011-2012 (up 10.7 percent from the prior school year). Of these, 98.4 percent were children of color, and 18 percent had been diagnosed with disabilities or development delays.


The total number of Chicagoans who were homeless during the 2011-2012 school year, according to the CCH. This marks a 12 percent increase from the previous year.


The percentage of Chicagoans living below the federal poverty line in 2010, according to the 2011 Report on Illinois Poverty. Another 10 percent were living in extreme poverty (below 50 percent of the federal poverty line).


The estimated amount a person in Cook County needs to earn per hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition.


The number of people who applied for 40,000 federally subsidized Chicago Housing Authority slots in 2008, according to the Chicago Tribune.


How many people visit state-funded shelters each year, according to the Illinois Department of Human Services.


The percentage of Chicago's homeless population who are families, according to a 2011-2012 analysis from the CCH. Children made up 33.8 percent; grandparents were 14.8 percent.


The percentage of Chicago's homeless population who are African-American, according to a 2007 point-in-time count by the city of Chicago. About 16 percent were white, 6 percent Latino, and 3 percent other ethnicity.

Generation Halsted is an eight-week series that seeks to capture youth voices not typically represented in Windy City Times and other media. The young people portrayed have many housing situations, gender identities and sexual orientations. The series looks primarily, but not exclusively, at Boystown, where an influx of young LGBTQ people has been a source of controversy. Windy City Times will continue to explore the issues raised here beyond this series.

facebook twitter stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email

Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


Lockers key to survival for youth experiencing homelessness 2015-12-01
Legacy Wall Traveling LGBT History Exhibit part of Youth Summit 2015-11-25
Chicago sex ed gets makeover; youth launch 'Chicago Wears Condoms' campaign 2015-11-25
A'ville shopping; Hilarity Davenport's; Oy to the World; youth talk; Transfluent 2015-11-25
The Chicago Youth Worker Collective hosts 'Friendsgiving' 2015-11-23
Hundreds attend Sleep Out for youth homelessness visibility, fundraising 2015-11-22
Tiny Home Competition to launch in Chicago 2015-11-17
Safe Schools Alliance holds youth conference 2015-11-17
Speakers, performers announced for Sleep Out Nov. 20 2015-11-17
Tiny Homes Competition launches in Chicago 2015-11-17
ViiV Healthcare awards grants for HIV programs focused on MSM youth 2015-11-12
Report: Utah judge orders child removed from home of same-sex parents 2015-11-11
Sleep Out kick-off attracts top musical talent 2015-11-11
Task Force lauds Missouri students' courage, racial justice campaign 2015-11-10
Chicago homeless, advocates confront Ald. Cappleman 2015-11-10
Ka'Riel Gaiter talks new role at YEPP, social-justice activism 2015-11-10
Project Fierce celebrates new home at annual brunch 2015-11-09
Producer creates Exposure for Chicago's youth experiencing homelessness 2015-11-08
GUEST COLUMN: Sleeping out for youth 2015-11-04
Experts address homelessness among LGBT youth 2015-11-03
Upcoming: Trans Day of Remembrance; Alliance youth summit; Midwest Equality summit 2015-11-03
Youth, faith leaders, county commissioners call for funding for violence prevention 2015-11-03
HRC Foundation, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids join against LGBTQ teen substance abuse 2015-10-28
Northalsted Business Alliance's Ruby Red Relay to benefit AIDS Fdn, Out in Open Sleep Out 2015-10-28
Leadership of Black Youth Project 100 arrested at protest of police convention 2015-10-24
Black Youth Project Chicago to announce call for end to police violence 2015-10-21
Upcoming: Uyvari memorial; HBHC's Halloween; youth homelessness talk 2015-10-20
Launch party held for LGBT history book for kids 2015-10-19
Palatine school board segregates transgender student 2015-10-16
SAMHSA: Conversion therapy not appropriate for minors 2015-10-15
Millions confront bullying by to "going purple" on social media Oct. 15 2015-10-08
LGBT Student Safety Program piloted in LA school district 2015-10-07
Lambda Legal expands LGBT youth advocacy 2015-10-07
Talk on youth homelessness Oct. 27 at All Chicago 2015-10-07
Safe-schools group honors allies, advocates at homecoming 2015-10-07
Chicagoans 'Sleep Out' to fight youth homelessness 2015-10-07
Chicagoans to 'Sleep Out' to fight youth homelessness 2015-10-07
Report offers solutions in fighting school-to-prison pipeline 2015-10-06
All Chicago's Learning Center to discuss LGBTQ homelessness 2015-10-06
Lambda expands work for LGBT youth: Ingelhart joins Midwest Regional Office 2015-10-04

Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.








About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.