NEWS FROM CHICAGO HOUSING INITIATIVE

When he was a resident of the Wilson Men’s Hotel in Uptown, Lamont Burnett paid $340 a month for a tiny cubicle room in the building, where he shared a bathroom with 75 men, he said.  But after the building was purchased by a developer in 2017 and shut down so it...

November 25, 2019

By Alex Nitkin  - November 25, 2019

Members of the Our Home Chicago coalition rallied outside of the New City apartment and entertainment complex Friday. [Alex Nitkin/The Daily Line]  Read full coverage here:  http://thedailyline.net/chicago/11/25/2019/housing-organizer...

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.

July 7, 2016

The following Aldermen agree that it is unacceptable for thousands of families to struggle and go homeless unnecessarily when the resources exist to help them.  These Aldermen are taking a stand that CHA needs to be reformed, and City Council needs to be more involved...

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