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Chicago’s housing crisis: How did we get here?

In this file photo, a man carrying a lamp walks past an advertisement board for new apartments in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Marshall Field Garden Apartments, subsidized housing, in background, sits on the west side of Sedgwick Street with expensive homes and condos continuing to be planned for the neighborhood.

(AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Chicago’s housing crisis: How did we get here?

In this file photo, a man carrying a lamp walks past an advertisement board for new apartments in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Marshall Field Garden Apartments, subsidized housing, in background, sits on the west side of Sedgwick Street with expensive homes and condos continuing to be planned for the neighborhood.

(AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Chicago’s housing crisis: How did we get here?

Housing advocates and experts discuss what needs to change in Chicago so everyone has a safe, affordable place to live.

In this file photo, a man carrying a lamp walks past an advertisement board for new apartments in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Marshall Field Garden Apartments, subsidized housing, in background, sits on the west side of Sedgwick Street with expensive homes and condos continuing to be planned for the neighborhood.

(AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

   

Chicago is juggling multiple housing crises due to a growing number of unhoused Chicagoans, more asylum seekers arriving in the city and a lack of affordable housing overall.

Reset discusses how Chicago’s housing system has evolved over the years and explores potential solutions.

GUESTS: Bob Palmer, policy director, Housing Action Illinois

Roderick Wilson, executive director, Lugenia Burns Hope Center

Antonio Gutierrez, strategic development and operations leader, Organizing Communities Against Deportation; co-founder, Albany Park Defense Network and the Autonomous Tenants Union

Erika Poethig, executive vice president for strategy and planning, Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago; former special assistant to President Joe Biden for Housing and Urban Policy on the White House Domestic Policy Council

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