A Housing Agenda For Chicago’s Next Mayor

Fair housing testing conducted over a year by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights reveals housing discrimination in the Bridgeport, Clearing, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, Mount Greenwood, and Near North Side community areas.
Fair housing testing conducted over a year by the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights reveals housing discrimination in the Bridgeport, Clearing, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, Mount Greenwood, and Near North Side community areas. Arionne Nettles/WBEZ
Fair housing testing conducted over a year by the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights reveals housing discrimination in the Bridgeport, Clearing, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, Mount Greenwood, and Near North Side community areas.
Fair housing testing conducted over a year by the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights reveals housing discrimination in the Bridgeport, Clearing, Hyde Park, Jefferson Park, Mount Greenwood, and Near North Side community areas. Arionne Nettles/WBEZ

A Housing Agenda For Chicago’s Next Mayor

Affordable housing, gentrification, displacement. Just a few of the issues that Chicago’s next mayor may have to contend with when he or she takes office in May.

Morning Shift discusses housing policy ahead of the February 26 mayoral election.

GUESTS: Geoff Smith, executive director of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University

Alden Loury, senior editor for WBEZ’s Race, Class and Communities desk

LEARN MORE: What Does The Next Chicago Mayor Have In Mind For Affordable Housing (Next City 12/18/18)

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Chicago Gentrification Fears Rise As East Garfield Park, Austin, South Lawndale Housing Prices Rise (Chicago Tribune 12/20/18)

The Mayoral Housing Forum That Almost Wasn’t (Chicago Reporter 12/13/18)

What Could Fix Affordable Housing In Chicago? Mayoral Candidates Offer Answers At CTU Forum (Block Club Chicago 11/21/18)