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LOCAL: HOUSING: Downtown Affordable Housing Protest Draws Over 1,000

Photo by Suzanna/CIMC
More than a thousand people rallied in downtown Chicago on Tuesday to protest the lack of affordable housng in the city -- and to call for support from Mayor Daley and City Council members for an ordinance that would require developers of new construction and large rehabs to set aside 30% of units for affordable housing. Read more here.

One executive with a local affordable housing developer argues that set-asides are both necessary and doable -- and that Chicago should join other municipalities in implementing a larger mix of policies to tackle the problem. Read more here.

Photos from Tuesday's action: 1, 2, 3.





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