Numbers of homeless elderly rising in Chicago

June 26, 2008 2:42:00 PM PDT
The number of homeless people in Chicago over the age of 50 is steadily increasing. That's the conclusion of a report released Thursday by the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. In the Chicago region, there was a 26 percent increase in older residents seeking help from social agencies from 2001 to 2006.

But Mayor Richard M. Daley, who attended the meeting, says the city is making strong progress to end the problem.