There is a housing crisis everyone is feeling and no one can ignore. More than 240,000 black residents have been forced out of Chicago and 40,000 Latinx residents have been pushed out of Pilsen and Logan Square alone since 2000. Over half of Cook County renters of all races paying more than they can afford.
Chicago's working families, low-income households, seniors, and people with disabilities have been offered two choices by prior administrations in City Hall and the developers that have held inordinate influence there: Face systemic divestment and neglect or face displacement by development that was never been intended to benefit current residents of the communities that developers covet.
In response to this crisis, a coalition of community groups, labor unions, and aldermen have introduced a package of meaningful reforms that respond to the facts on the ground. The Our Homes, Chicago Ordinances are a coordinated package of legislation aimed at passing real policy reforms to solve Chicago’s affordable housing crisis.
This is our city.
These are our homes.
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