Chapin Hall in the News

WAMU (April 18, 2023)

Some face homelessness when leaving foster care, despite D.C. having housing vouchers to help them

And just looking at the initial numbers doesn’t provide a full picture, according to Amy Dworsky, a senior research fellow at the University of Chicago who has written extensively about housing and foster care. Homelessness often comes six months or a year later, Dworksy said, when whatever housing option young people chose falls through, frequently because family support peters out or savings dry up. Local young people say the CFSA-provided options often don’t work, as will be explored in an upcoming article.

Columbus Dispatch (April 17, 2023)

Central Ohio received $6 million for homeless youth. How many were helped?

Each night a young person sleeps outside, they are 2% less likely to maintain housing once they obtain it, said Thesing, quoting research from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

The Imprint (April 13, 2023)

New York’s Runaway and Homeless Minors Can Now Consent to Their Own Health Care 

Nationwide, LGBTQ+  youth were twice as likely to experience homelessness as other youth, the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall concluded in a 2018 policy brief. They also had twice the rate of early death during homelessness.

South Bend Tribune (April 12, 2023)

How LGBTQ-friendly can a city be if it’s not affordable to live there?

LGBTQ people are disproportionately at risk of experiencing poverty, at a rate greater than 1 in 5 (22%), compared to 16% in the non-LGBTQ population. LGBTQ youth are more than twice as likely as non-LGBTQ youth to experience homelessness, according to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Black LGBTQ people are even more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment and other factors related to economic security.

Best Colleges (April 11, 2023)

Free College for Students With Experience in Foster Care Proposed in California

Students with experience in foster care (SEFC) tend to gravitate toward community colleges. Amy Dworsky, a researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, said during a webinar hosted by the National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education that in a sample size of nearly 5,500 SEFC in Illinois, 86% of those who went to college initially enrolled in community college.

The Statehouse File (April 6, 2023)

Human sexuality bill runs gauntlet of amendments in fraught Senate debate

According to a recent study from Chapin Hall, a public policy research institute at the University of Chicago, LGBTQ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth.

The Imprint (April 4, 2023)

The Hidden Homeless: Exploring the Impact of Housing Inequality on Young Adults

Childhood trauma, challenging family dynamics, and weak relational ties increase risks of basic needs insecurity. A 2021 report by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago found that housing insecure youth and youth experiencing homelessness share common characteristics…

The Mercury/Manhattan Kansas (April 3, 2023)

Report: Kansas foster care placement instability driven by older youths

Leanne Heaton, senior researcher and data manager at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, shared with a joint House and Senate committee Friday an evaluation of placement instability within the Kansas foster care program.

Capitol News Illinois (March 6, 2023)

High prices, gaps in availability across Illinois highlight patchwork child care system

According to research from Chapin Hall, a policy research group based at the University of Chicago, the early months of the pandemic were particularly hard for the child care industry, with 36 percent of the workforce experiencing interruptions in employment, meaning they quit or were fired from their job.