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Housing referenda in Uptown, Bronzeville

“In Uptown and Bronzeville — two gentrifying lakefront communities on opposite sides of the city — voters will cast ballots tomorrow on non-binding referendums calling for the city to set-aside Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds or city-owned land for affordable housing. Grassroots community groups are backing both measures,” CMW alum Angela Caputo reports at Progress Illinois.

“Northside Action for Justice, a coalition of Uptown and Rogers Park residents, is asking voters to support earmarking 40 percent of the city’s TIF funds for preserving or creating affordable housing.

“Eleven miles south, Housing Bronzeville wants roughly a quarter of the community’s 1,800 vacant, city-owned lots developed and made available to those working people increasingly priced out of the neighborhood.”

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Category: Bronzeville, elections, housing, TIF, Uptown

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