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Record #: O2018-5099   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/27/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code creating new chapter entitled "City of Chicago Homes for All Ordinance" regarding preservation and expansion of affordable housing option
Sponsors: Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Taliaferro, Chris, Mell, Deborah, Arena, John, Smith, Michele, Osterman, Harry, Santiago, Milagros, Pawar, Ameya
Attachments: 1. O2018-5099.pdf, 2. O2018-5099 (V1).pdf
Related files: R2019-362
The City or Chicago Homes for All Ordinance

An ordinance concerning transparency of the Chicago Housing Authority, equitable access to affordable housing across Chicago, and the preservation of affordable housing supported by City of Chicago funds.
WHEREAS, it is a public purpose of the City of Chicago that all individuals and families in Chicago have access to safe, decent affordable housing for as long as they need it; and
WHEREAS, there is a scarcity of affordable housing in Chicago for low-income individuals and families in need; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago has allocated public dollars towards the development and the rehabilitation of federally supported public housing within Chicago; and
WHEREAS, the State Housing Authorities Act (310 ILCS 10/8.10) permits local governments lo require a local public housing authority to report infonnation to the local City Council for their jurisdiction; and
WHEREAS, in spite of that commitment of public dollars by the City of Chicago more than 16,000 units of public housing have been lost due to rehabilitation, demolition, disposition, redevelopment, and/or conversion since 1999. This loss of public housing has exacerbated Chicago's affordable housing crisis; and
WHEREAS, it is in the City's long-term interest to preserve the existing public housing especially when the City's public dollars are being utilized, and
WHEREAS, there is a particularly dire shortage of affordable family-sized housing, especially in high wealth wards and gentrifying areas; and
WHEREAS, the City has a duty to affirmatively further fair housing by taking meaningful actions that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access lo opportunity based on protected characteristics; now, therefore,

SECTION ONE: RECITALS. The foregoing recitals are incorporated herein as the findings of the City Council.
SECTION TWO: A new Cha...

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