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About Us

All Chicago’s mission is to unite our community and resources to provide solutions that ensure and sustain the stability of home.

On an average night in 2018, nearly 5,500 people could be found on our streets and in our shelters. Tens of thousands more are just one unexpected setback away from joining them. These are our neighbors, this is our city, and together we can ensure that we all have stable homes.

All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through:

Emergency Financial Assistance: We provide critical financial assistance to people experiencing an emergency that could lead to homelessness or other crises.
In 2018, we served 2,984 households, including more than 1,931 children, with $3.7 million. 87% of clients surveyed reported being housed at the time of follow up.​

Community Partnerships: We convene key stakeholders and drive collaboration to lead Chicago’s city-wide response to ending homelessness.
In 2018, we secured $68 million in federal funding for 167 projects and managed 12 lines of work driving forward Chicago's progress in ending homelessness. Overall, Chicago’s homelessness decreased 20% from 2015 to 2018. ​

Data Analytics: We manage a city-wide database to collect and analyze data on people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and the services they receive.
We developed interactive data dashboards for the Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative, and the data has become a critical component for the effort which has housed more than 4,100 veterans since January 2015. ​In 2018, we created additional dashboards tracking Chicago's progress toward the entire homeless services system's goals. We support more than 1,090 individual users at 85 partner agencies with training, reports, and helpdesk services.

Training and Research: We provide our partners with trainings, tools, information and research to address homelessness more effectively.
In 2018, we hosted 169 trainings for 4,173 attendees on topics such as Trauma-Informed Care, Housing First, Chronic Homelessness Definition, and Chicago's Coordinated Entry System. In 2018, we also developed our new research function and released our first three reports: Understanding the Success of Chicago's Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative, The Case for Ending Homelessness, and Student Emergency Fund Report: 2015-2018.​

Guiding Principles

Founded on commitment, hope, and responsibility, and operating with purpose and urgency, we are guided by:

  • Integrity and accountability to all stakeholders

  • Diversity in all its forms, treating everyone with dignity and respect

  • Trust, stability, and transparency

  • The collective impact we can make through working together

  • Innovation and bold leadership in developing and implementing solutions

  • Adaptability and an openness to change

  • Excellence in all we do