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Stranded by the State - Episode 3 / Homelessness
Tens of thousands of homeless Illinois residents rely on social services for housing support. The state’s ongoing budget crisis has led to drastic cuts in funding to these programs—up to 40%—leading to more mental health emergencies, more incarceration, and much higher costs for taxpayers. This episode tells this story through Chicago's La Casa Norte and their Permanent Supportive Housing program, and what is lost when massive layoffs lead to a breakdown of trust.