Learn about our recent victories in our 2021 Annual Report

CCH grassroots leaders and staff, clad in bright yellow CCH t-shirts, standing with fists raised in front of the Illinois state capitol building. Text includes the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless logo and the words 2021 Annual Report.

Strong community support contributed to CCH’s many accomplishments over the last year. Read more about our shared victories during Calendar Year 2021 in our annual report.



CCH’s 2022 state legislative agenda, explained

This year CCH is advocating for several statewide measures that would remove barriers for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. CCH policy and organizing staff, along with our grassroots leaders, are leading efforts to pass four bills that will impact students experiencing homelessness, extremely low-income families and children, and people using rental assistance or housing vouchers.

Four youth leaders stand and smile with Senator Gillespie and Representative Guzzardi inside of the Springfield state capitol building.

Four youth leaders met with Sen. Gillespie and Rep. Guzzardi at a March lobby day in Springfield.




Have a cannabis conviction in Illinois? You may be eligible for expungement.  

The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act legalized the use of recreational cannabis beginning January 1, 2020. The Act also  established new ways for people with cannabis-related records to clear their records and work in the cannabis industry.  CCH's Law Project provides free legal representation to those wishing to expunge their records as a proud partner in New Leaf Illinois.      For questions about expunging cannabis records or to see if you may be eligible, visit New Leaf Illinois or call   (855) 963-9532.



Climb for a cause on April 16

photo of a person on a climbing wall. Words on the image read: CCH on the Rocks, April 16, 2022. Brooklyn Boulders, Lincoln Park."

The Associate Board of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will once again host an afternoon of indoor rock climbing at the Brooklyn Boulders at the Lincoln Park location (2121 N. Clybourn). 

The event runs from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.  Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased here. $20 of each ticket goes to support CCH’s mission to prevent and end homelessness.


We are Hiring!

Do you know anyone who wants to help CCH move its mission to end homelessness? Let them know about the open positions we have. Check out current openings here.



Chicago Tribune: Homeless advocates have noticed an increase in people sleeping on trains during the pandemic

Hyde Park Herald: Activists renew push for homeless funding at Kenwood town hall

New City:  Organizers Push Tax On Million-Dollar-Plus Property Sales To Help Homeless


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Photo of a person on a climbing wall. Words on the image read: CCH on the Rocks, April 16, 2022. Brooklyn Boulders, Lincoln Park.


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