Homeless Services
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Information on Plan 2.0 and efforts to prevent and end homelessness including 2.0 updates and Point-In-Time reports:

Chicago's Plan 2.0 for the Homeless

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Homeless and Emergency Services

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is a key player in Chicago’s effort to end homelessness. DFSS services include prevention, outreach, shelter and housing programs and supportive services.

In addition, DFSS staff assist residents during times of extreme weather. DFSS staff manage the City’s main warming and cooling centers, conduct well-being checks on at-risk residents, and provide transportation to shelter.

For more information on Homeless and Emergency Services, visit a DFSS Community Service Center , or call 311.

Most Recent News (Homeless and Emergency Services)

Feb 10, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Ordinance To Support Home Buyers And Strengthen Neighborhoods Across Chicago
Feb 9, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, CHA Announce New Affordable Housing for Families in Pilsen
Jan 27, 2016 City Of Chicago Conducts Annual Survey Of Homeless Population
Oct 24, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion In Funding For Homeless Services
Jan 26, 2014 Extreme Cold And Blustery Conditions Expected Through Tuesday

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