Brigette Barber was living in an apartment in the Englewood neighborhood with her family in 2015, when she learned that the property was foreclosed and the person she was paying rent to did not own the building. The apartment was barely habitable, with a nearly collapsed ceiling, no heat, and a persistent rodent infestation. And after Brigette’s grandson Jamarius’ blood tests indicated a concerningly high lead level, they discovered lead paint. Read her story.


Annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial: Remembering Chicagoans who died while homeless in 2020

On December 15, more than 250 advocates and community members gathered virtually to honor and remember Chicagoans who died this year while experiencing homelessness. Now in its 11th year, the 2020 vigil was live-streamed from Old Saint Patrick’s Church, with both live and pre-recorded elements integrated throughout the presentation. During the vigil, the lives of 43 community members were remembered by those who knew and loved them. Their names were read aloud and displayed on screen, as candles were lit in the background in memory of each life remembered. 


Thanks to you, Giving Tuesday supporters raised more than $95,000

Thanks to your generous support on Giving Tuesday, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless exceeded our $60,000 challenge-grant goal, raising a total of $95,139. Kudos to the 365 donors who generously gave $73,608 on Giving Tuesday. An additional 99 donors gave $15,282 in honor of Giving Tuesday before and after the official day, December 1. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) also raised $6,250 in honor of Giving Tuesday.


Join our 2021 Team to End Homelessness 

CCH is proud to be an affiliate charity for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. We are now recruiting our next Team to End Homelessness, offering a limited number of guaranteed entries to the race. Runners who join our team will be required to set a $1,250 minimum fundraising goal, to be raised online in conjunction with their race training. Benefits of joining our team include a free guaranteed entry into the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a moisture-wicking team shirt, and the opportunity to support CCH’s mission to prevent and end homelessness. If interested in joining our team for the 2021 race, please contact Claire Sloss at or complete this interest form.


State moratorium on evictions extended through January 9, with modification

Gov. Pritzker is extending a revised eviction moratorium into the New Year. Since March 2020, Illinois has had a moratorium (or freeze) on most eviction case filings across the state. The revised moratorium still allows Illinois landlords to evict their tenants, but it provides clarity on who is protected. The new moratorium applies until at least January 9, 2021. To be protected by the new Illinois moratorium, eligible tenants must sign and deliver a declaration to their landlord.