NEWS FROM CHICAGO HOUSING INITIATIVE

November 16, 2019

The ARO, and zoning laws in general, are a unique weapon to combat segregation and disinvestment built by racist government policies and reinforced by decades of private investment patterns in American cities. The U.S. Supreme Court has reinforced cities' prerogative t...

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 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...

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