The mission of the Chicago Housing Initiative (CHI) is to amplify the power of low-income Chicago residents to preserve, improve, and expand low-cost rental housing, stabilize communities facing displacement, and advance racial and economic equity and inclusion across all of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, CHI does not offer direct housing services -- so check out our resource tab! 

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Transparency Ordinance

Deconversion/Vacancy Ordinance

Billion Dollar Response Statement

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We officially announced our two new ordinances on March 23rd at City Hall! Click the picture to be directed to our posted live stream!

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Recent news from CHI!!!

Check out Ms. Etta from Hope Center! 

The fight for access to and the protection of low-income housing continues. Yesterday Ald. Jeanette Taylor 20th the Accountable Housing Transparency Registry Ordinance and Andre Vasquez 40th Ward introduced the Affordable Housing Preservation Act to bring a pair of public policy solutions into the expanding low-income housing crisis. The Chicago Housing Initiative looks forward to engaging with the city to tackle these issues head-on and in good faith. 

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