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Altering perceptions: One DePaul student’s path to housing security

Altering perceptions: One DePaul student’s path to housing security

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

May 28, 2019

It was getting to class every day that made it so hard for Dom. He would leave the shelter, get to the train and make sure the attendant wasn’t looking so he could hop the turnstile and run. The fare wasn’t an expense Dom cared to pay, and the more he jumped the turnstile, the easier it became.  ...

Dax Program utilizes housing-first model to uplift in-need DePaul students

Dax Program utilizes housing-first model to uplift in-need DePaul students

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

April 22, 2019

When housing insecurity strikes, students might fear that their options are limited. Moving back home, couch surfing or sleeping on the train become realities for students who are unable to secure a lease or afford on-campus housing. For DePaul students, another option waits for them on the 12th flo...

Chicago bands together to help the homeless during deep freeze

Chicago bands together to help the homeless during deep freeze

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

February 4, 2019

As Chicago hit record-low temperatures last week, a number of organizations in the city and the surrounding areas took extra measures to ensure the safety of homeless residents. Chicago was blitzed by a series of days marred by extreme cold weather, reaching a low of 23 degrees below zero on Wednesd...

Homeless find refuge in Lincoln Park

Homeless find refuge in Lincoln Park

Jackson Danbeck

December 2, 2015

Tyrone Alexander walked down the street, restlessly jumping on top of every passing curb. When he was a young man, Alexander ran away to similar streets to escape hostile parents back home. He then joined the Marine Corps as an engineer for 11 years, but after “becoming sick in the mind,” as he called it, he left t...

40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ—and we’re not doing enough about it

Sam Schwindt

March 17, 2015

Parents have kicked their gay and transgender kids out of their homes due to lack of acceptance, intolerance, bigotry and hate on countless occasions. These kids are then forced to move from place to place; they couch surf, stay with different relatives, and sleep in their cars, on the train or on the...

City of light, city of blight: Many in Chicago struggle with poverty and homelessness

City of light, city of blight: Many in Chicago struggle with poverty and homelessness

Kate Brunea

November 16, 2014

Anyone who regularly passes by Clark Street and Belden Avenue in Lincoln Park knows Jackie Robinson, or would at least recognize him.  Read More »...

Homelessness: The plight of Chicago’s poor

Homelessness: The plight of Chicago’s poor

Kate Kownacki

October 12, 2014

Heidi and Ronnie have been living on the unforgiving streets of Chicago for more than three years. Heidi, a single mother of three, found herself exhausted by the struggles of being the sole financial supporter of herself and her three girls. Read More »...

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