City To Create Name Registry For Homeless
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"You don't just treat 'em as a number...they're not just a faceless person. You're trying to identify these people as human beings. They have a name. They are somebody. They have done something in their life. You have to know that," Mayer Daley said in a news conference via the Chicago Sun-Times.
Nancy Radner, CEO of the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, said the name registry canvass will target "people who we didn't already get off the streets and those people in the shelters who've been there a while and we can't get 'em out." Radner also revealed to the Sun-Times that volunteers will survey the homeless, take their picture, and put them in database where they will be able to receive the assistance they need.
Daley said during the news conference that he believes the homeless will cooperate with the survey because "we're trying to help them."