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Chicago Newsroom 10/12/17

Published on Oct 12, 2017

Ken Davis is joined by Sarah Gronkiewicz-Doran and Nick Kryczka, both members of Neighbors for Affordable Housing in Jefferson Park. Their group has launched a campaign to support affordable, accessible and inclusive housing on Chicago’s Northwest side. They discuss an effort to build an affordable-housing complex at 5150 N. Northwest Highway, for which Mayor Emanuel recently denied tax credits, making the building’s construction far more difficult. They also talk about the affordable housing ordinance that passed City Council yesterday. The measure mandates that at least 10% of all new multi-unit housing developments built in two pilot areas contain a minimum of 10% “affordable” units. Critics, however, maintain that “affordable”rents in such buildings would be nearly a thousand dollars a month for a one-bedroom, which is out of reach for lower-income people and that the units are too small for a family. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).