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RESEARCH BY THE ALLIANCE

Evaluation of Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, conducted a two-year independent evaluation of how the Plan to End Homelessness has impacted Chicago's homeless system. The final reports have been released and are available for review.

Initial Results
In November 2010, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the first year results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness in two reports. View the Qualitative Report and the Quantitative Report to learn more. For additional information about the initial results, see the researchers' Power Point Presentation (March 2011). 

Final Results
In September 2011, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final results of the Evaluation of Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness.  Read the final report or view the researchers' Power Point Presentation detailing the results.  
 

Final Provider Survey Report
In May 2012, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final provider survey results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness. View the final report to learn more/documents/Survey Report.pdf.

Final Youth Report
In June 2012, the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness released the final youth results of the Evaluation of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness: Youth Component. Read the final report of the researchers detailing the results/documents/Youth Report.pdf.
 

The Journey Home

In the spring of 2008 the Chicago Alliance released a report assessing the successes and challenges of Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness. The report found that Chicago’s homeless system had been transitioned so that it now consisted of 52% permanent housing, up from 38% in 2003; that the Plan attracted over $76 million in new funding for Chicago’s homeless system; and that significant new programs had been created to truly end homelessness in Chicago. 

View the complete Journey Home report to learn more.
 

Homeless Over 50: The Graying of Chicago’s Homeless Population

The Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness teamed with Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning to undertake this nine-month study of people in Chicago who were homeless and aged 50 to 64. The goals of this study were to obtain a demographic profile of people who are homeless in Chicago and are between the ages of 50 and 64, a population which anecdotal reports indicated was fast-growing in Chicago; to understand how various systems do and do not meet this population’s needs; and to begin to suggest a range of policy and programmatic responses to the needs of this population. 

View the complete Homeless Over 50: The Graying of Chicago's Homeless Population report.