The Daily Northwestern

Evanston homeless shelter open more often than usual due to cold start to 2014

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

January 30, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A local nonprofit has increased its shelter assistance to Evanston homeless residents in response to extreme temperatures early this year. Though Evanston does not have round-the-clock refuge for the homeless, Interfaith Action...

Housing options expand for low-income renters in Cook County

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2013

Filed under City, Local

Hundreds of low-income renters in Evanston will have expanded housing options starting in August, thanks to the passage of an ordinance by the Cook County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The ordinance prohibits landlords...

Homelessness increases slightly in Illinois in 2012, report shows

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Homelessness in Illinois increased slightly from 2011 to 2012, bucking a national trend of stable rates, according to a report released April 9 by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Statewide, homelessness increased...

Evanston considers programs to aid homeless families

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

January 27, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

In its first meeting of the new year, the Evanston Housing and Homelessness Commission considered several proposals to provide aid for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. The Commission focused on...