NEWS FROM CHICAGO HOUSING INITIATIVE

October 25, 2019

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City Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara committed Thursday that the City's new Task Force to reform the Affordable Requirements Ordinance will consider the CHI Coalition's Our Homes, Chicago Legislation.  25 Aldermen have urged the Mayor'...

September 26, 2019

Mayor Lightfoot was urged Wednesday to replace "patchwork planning by Aldermanic prerogative" with community-development decision-making driven by a commitment to racial equity.

September 26, 2019

“In white wards, aldermanic prerogative is often used as a tool of the new Jim Crow,” said one advocate. “It is time for us as a city to face our history and to take concerted action to repair it.”

July 24, 2019

A group of about 20 aldermen is reintroducing a series of ordinances aimed at increasing affordable housing in Chicago—in some cases, tripling the number of affordable units developers would have to build.

January 18, 2018

CHI member organizations are working to "Lift the Ban" against rent control statewide.  Rent Regulation is an immediate pathway to preserve affordable housing.  It has been used in cities across the country to help working families afford to live where they choose, and...

January 16, 2018

A topic of great concern to our member organization, rent control, until now the domain of Chicago’s far political left, could be going mainstream with two major Democratic candidates for governor endorsing the concept.

January 9, 2018

"Activists gathered on Monday to protest a meeting with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in Chicago."
 

May 11, 2017

 In Jefferson Park, on Chicago's Northwest Side, a group of residents has come together with stakeholders to support a proposed development that will contain 80 affordable, accessible units. This new organization, Neighbors for Affordable Housing in Jefferson Park (NfA...

May 10, 2017

 A group of North and Northwest Side aldermen have committed to bringing at least 50 CHA-subsidized affordable housing into their wards and called for action on the Keeping the Promise Ordinance.  While parts of Chicago have a great deal of subsidized housing, many Nor...

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