Posts tagged "Sweet Home Chicago"

Daley agrees on compromise to Sweet Home Chicago ordinance

The first time I heard of the Sweet Home Chicago ordinance was on a chilly December day in 2009. A large group of protesters gathered outside of 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti’s office on a very chilly day, demanding that Tax Increment Financing District dollars be used to fund affordable housing. It was so cold... Read more »

Sweet Home Chicago: If not now, when?

It’s clear that Chicago needs more affordable housing. Nearly half of Chicago households paying a mortgage and nearly half of Chicago households paying rent are spending 30 percent or more of their household income on housing and associated costs, according to an analysis of foreclosure and census data by The Chicago Reporter.. Twice this year Chicago... Read more »

New ordinance could cut affordable housing funds, advocates say

The Sweet Home Chicago coalition has one clear goal: put more money into creating affordable housing for the city. How? By guaranteeing that 20 percent of Chicago’s Tax Increment Finance dollars end up helping to fix up foreclosed properties or create new affordable housing. But the city’s alderman have been reticent. For months, the battle... Read more »