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Record #: O2022-1229   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 5 by adding new Chapter 5-25 to be known as "Accountable Housing and Transparency Ordinance"
Sponsors: Taylor, Jeanette B.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 25 Accountable Housing and Transparency Ordinance
Attachments: 1. O2022-1229.pdf
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Amendment of Municipal Code Creating New Section Entitled "City of Chicago Accountable Housing and Transparency Ordinance"

ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, it is a public purpose of the City of Chicago (City) that all people in Chicago have safe, affordable, accessible, and long-term housing; and

WHEREAS, The City has determined that a shortage of affordable, accessible housing available to low- and moderate-income households is harmful to the health, prosperity, economic stability and general welfare of the City; and

WHEREAS, there is a scarcity of housing in Chicago for low-income individuals and families in need; and

WHEREAS, experts believe that there is a 120,000-unit gap between existing affordable housing units and those who need affordable housing units; and

WHEREAS, the City's publicly supported affordable housing investments must be marshalled to maximize access to affordable, accessible housing, and protect human life; and

WHEREAS, thousands of Chicagoans are forced to remain in congregate living facilities simply due to lack of access to publicly-supported affordable, accessible rental housing; and

WHEREAS, the existing decentralized waiting list procedures in city-supported affordable housing programs have demonstrably failed and continues to fail to match available people to available housing in anything like an acceptable amount of time i.e. the last independently evaluated average wait time being 4.3 years; and

WHEREAS, the City's investments in affordable housing are critical expenditures in the City's coordinated response to control, manage, and end chronic homelessness; and

WHEREAS, Ofthe 17,150 homeless families with children in Chicago 11,651 (68%) were doubled-up and 12,913 were minor children experiencing homelessness In addition, unaccompanied homeless youth, ages 14 through 24, totaled 13,966 individuals, of whom 12,706 (91%) were doubled-up; ofthe 26,206 homeless single adults (25 and older), 16,426 (63%) were dou...

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