Some excerpts from the press release:
"MAYOR EMANUEL LAUNCHES CITYWIDE TASK FORCE TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS CITYWIDE
Task Force to focus on coordination of homeless services across all agencies to improve delivery and reduce homelessness of youth and families
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the launch of a citywide task force dedicated to addressing and reducing homelessness in Chicago. The Task Force to Reduce Homelessness will focus on improved coordination between city and sister departments, increased efficiencies in service delivery, and identifying additional resources to devote to these efforts. Lisa Morrison Butler, Commissioner of the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), will serve as chair of the task force.
The Task Force will focus on four broad priorities.
- First, it will work on streamlining contracts and services provided by the City and its sister agencies and invest any savings in improved service delivery.
- Second, it will launch an effort this year to provide critical housing and services to the chronically homeless residents.
- Third, it will develop a plan to reduce homelessness among families with children.
- And lastly, it will advocate for additional resources for homelessness to make up for recent funding cuts from the state and federal governments.
Here is the entire press release on the City's website.