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Gentrification and the Housing Crisis: A Leading Cause of Homelessness

June 23, 2015 | 7:15

What is ​​gentrification? What causes homelessness in Chicago? 

​In this short documentary, high school senior Alexandria Johnson explores these questions by learning more about gentrification and the homelessness crisis in Chicago. Through her studies, Johnson finds hat homelessness is more of a structural problem than an individual one, and she posits that as a city we need to do more for our Chicago homeless citizens. 

 Youth produced by Alexandria Johnson (NLCP-Collins '15) with Free Spirit Media.

Categories: Featured, Documentaries

Topics: Health & Wellness, Chicago Culture, Activism, Race, Family, Politics