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Never Go Without Founder Jesseca Rhymes (Courtesy of Rebecca Healy)

For the third consecutive year, Jesseca Rhymes is asking for feminine hygiene products for her birthday. Not for herself but for women experiencing homelessness.

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Chicago has expanded the pilot program a Day for Change in an effort to offer increased support to those struggling with homelessness. (Nltram242 / Flickr)

The city is allocating $540,000 toward a program that offers temporary work to hundreds of Chicagoans who are struggling with housing and economic stability.

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The Altgeld Gardens Homes on Chicago’s Far South Side provide affordable housing to low-income households, something Illinois and Chicago have a significant shortage of, according to a new report. (Zol87 / Wikimedia)

For extremely low-income households, there is a shortage of affordable housing across the U.S., according to a report released last week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

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With nearly 20,000 homeless youth in Chicago, an all-night benefit aims to raise awareness and funds for 13 homeless agencies, shelters and drop-in centers. Learn more.

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A Chicago gallery’s newest exhibition takes an unusual approach to addressing homelessness. Meet the creative team behind the “House” show.

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The city of Chicago and a generous “secret Santa” stepped in at the eleventh hour to keep a North Side homeless shelter open after months and months of public protest. What does it mean for the city's homeless population?

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Weathering the cold is especially hard on people who live outside. What’s being done to help the homeless.

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A new program announced last week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel will connect 100 homeless individuals to employment opportunities and services such shelters and heath clinics.

A pilot program announced last week by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Family and Support Services aims to provide temporary employment opportunities and assistance to 100 homeless individuals.

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Inspiration Kitchens in Uptown closed its doors Sunday, July 31.

Inspiration Kitchens had been a fixture of the Uptown neighborhood for 11 years. But owners of the restaurant say a loss of federal funding and the state's historic budget impasse made it difficult to maintain a financial foothold.

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A coalition of homeless service providers who pleaded with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday to unlock $310 million worth of state funding say they will likely only get a small part of their wish.

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A persistent group of nonprofit organizations that provide services to the homeless met with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday to push for his support of a bill that would unlock $310 million in state aid to fund homeless programs.

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As part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to end veteran homelessness in Chicago, Emanuel and the Chicago Housing Authority announced on Wednesday a three-year plan to provide 450 additional housing-choice vouchers for homeless U.S. veterans.

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Students at Haines Elementary School in Chinatown are learning the Next Generation Science Standards by building solar-powered cars and portable homeless shelters. Teachers there are combining all aspects of a STEM education--science, technology, engineering, and math--while students complete fun projects.