Homeless people in Chicago, USA speak

This video from the USA says about itself:

Homeless in Chicago speak out against inequality, budget cuts

30 May 2016

Across the state of Illinois, homelessness is on the rise under the impact of the financial crisis and major budget cuts to critical social programs in the state. Both Democrats and Republicans agree that an austerity budget demanded by the financial aristocracy must be implemented, but differ only in the scope and tactics of the cuts.

Today, there are over 130,000 people who are homeless in Chicago with many at risk of becoming homeless. Those who rely on subsidies for temporary or affordable housing in Chicago and the state of Illinois will increasingly face dire circumstances.

WSWS reporters to spoke to homeless youth and elderly in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, which has seen a growth of tent cities and homeless encampments in the last year.

USA: HOW SAN DIEGO’S HOMELESSNESS CRISIS HELPED CREATE A DEADLY OUTBREAK Hepatitis A, spread by fecal contamination, has killed 16 people and sickened 421 since November, ravaging the city’s homeless population. And San Diego isn’t the only city with an outbreak. [HuffPost]

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) annual study released in July found that an astonishing number of homeless people in Chicago are employed and many have a college education. Using the most current census data, the CCH found that 86,324 Chicago residents were homeless in 2017. Of this number, 13,929 or 21 percent of homeless adults over 18 have a job, and 28 percent hold an associate’s or bachelor’s degree: here.

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