WTTW: Chicago to Get Federal Help Fighting Homelessness, Officials Announce

By Heather Cherone, May 18, 2023

During his inaugural address on Monday, Mayor Johnson vowed to push through the proposal known as “Bring Chicago Home,” which would to hike taxes on the sales of properties worth $1 million or more in an effort to fight homelessness in Chicago.

The city will also use the new resources to help house Chicagoans returning from jails and prisons, those who have been involved in the criminal justice system, and those sheltering under highways, viaducts and bridges, according to the mayor’s office.