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 groundThe 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.

Read more about why and how we fight.

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25 Years is #TooLongToWait


Advocates push ‘Development for All’ ordinance to increase Chicago’s affordable housing options

December 13, 2019

BREAKING! Chicago City Council Letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Support of the Development for All Ordinance - Read it Here!

December 9, 2019

Daily Line: "This is theft." Housing organizers accuse developers of skirting affordable housing requirements.

November 25, 2019

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Chicago Housing Initiative

710 E. 47th Street

Chicago, IL 60653

Phone:  773-787-6875

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