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 22, 2019

"...On Friday, the “Our Home, Chicago” coalition is planning a protest in Lincoln Park over a development that they say skirted affordable housing requirements. The coalition has crafted the Development for All Ordinance that calls for reform by increasing the affordab...

October 25, 2019

LISTEN TO WBEZ COVERAGE:  

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.

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