Endorsing Organizations of the Our Home, Chicago Platform

  • Access Living

  • Action Now

  • Alliance of the Southeast

  • Asbury Plaza Tenant Council

  • Atrium Village Tenant Council

  • Autonomous Tenants Union

  • Barbara Jean Wright Courts Tenant Council

  • Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

  • Center for Changing Lives

  • Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance

  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

  • Chicago Teachers Union

  • Democratic Socialists of America

  • Grassroots Collaborative

  • Housing Choice Voucher Tenants' Union

  • Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)

  • Jane Addams Senior Caucus

  • Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

  • Kenwood Oakland Community Organization

  • Latino Policy Forum

  • Lawyers Committee for Better Housing

  • Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance

  • Logan Square Neighborhood Association

  • LUCHA- Latin United Community Housing Association

  • Lugenia Burns Hope Center

  • Metropolitan Tenants Organization

  • Neighbors for Affordable Housing on the Northwest Side

  • Northside Action for Justice

  • Northwest Side Housing Center

  • ONE Northside

  • People for Community Recovery

  • Pilsen Alliance

  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

  • SEIU Local 1

  • SEIU Local 73

  • SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana (HCII)

  • Somos Logan Square

  • Southside Together Organizing for Power

  • Stand Up Chicago

  • 33rd Ward Working Families

  • Únete La Villita

  • United Neighbors of the 35th Ward

  • United Working Families

The Homes for All Ordinance will make our city's public housing system work.  The Homes for All Ordinance will require that all public housing units are preserved on a one-for-one apartment basis in any future redevelopment of public housing, and that family sized housing (not just studios and one-bedrooms) are produced by the CHA as it rebuilds.  The Homes for All Ordinance protects public housing land for public housing purposes.  It mandates that at least 20% of future public housing units get sited in high-wealth, high-opportunity neighborhoods in Chicago and streamlines the approval process for affordable family housing in high-wealth neighborhoods that have historically blocked the creation of affordable family housing to ensure the City Council offers transparent, evidence-based, and timely consideration on affordable housing proposed for areas that have little to none.

The Development for All Ordinance will ensure the inclusion of affordable housing for working families in all 50 wards. The Development for All Ordinance ends fatal loopholes in the existing Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) that have undermined the production of affordable housing in high-rent and gentrifying areas.  The Development for All Ordinance ends the practice of developer's "opting out" of affordable housing and paying an "in lieu of fee" instead.  It also raises the floor to establish a new 30% set-aside requirement of new units a developer seeks upzoning approval from the City to build in high-rent and gentrifying census tracts, and a floor of 20% in moderate-rent census tracts.  Finally, the Development for All Ordinance drops the rent of an "affordable" apartment down to what working families, families of color, people with disabilities and seniors can truly afford (with a new tiered rent structure for the required affordable units that caps rents for set-aside apartments at between $250-$970 for a 3-bedroom apartment, and mandates the production of family-sized affordable housing units (e.g., 3 bedrooms).

 

Chicago Housing Initiative

710 E. 47th Street

Chicago, IL 60653

Phone:  773-787-6875

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