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...

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.

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