There are many reasons why LGBTQ+ youth experience housing insecurity. A recent report from Today’s Homeowner cites familial rejection, discrimination, mental health challenges, lack of a support network and economic instability as just a few of the roadblocks these youth face when it comes to obtaining housing.
One organization working to combat LGBTQ+ youth housing insecurity in Chicago is The Night Ministry. It shelters people through its Youth Housing Program, which is dedicated to ending youth homelessness.
There are many organizations working towards the same goal at the national level. Here are links to a few of them: