An estimated 10,643 people in Illinois are homeless according to federal data. Many of those are working - but still can’t make ends meet.
For the Stephens family, it all began with a landlord who refused to make repairs to their rental home.
“Our roof was a joke,” Jenny Stephens said. “Our roof had a big old huge hole in it, gaping hole. And when it snowed, we had snow in our kitchen.”