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An Examination Of New Affordable Housing Plan For Pilsen, Little Village

Mayor Emanuel and a group of Chicago alderman announced a new plan Tuesday to preserve affordable housing in Pilsen and Little Village.

The pilot program would require 20 percent of the units in new large-scale residential developments in the neighborhoods to be affordable. Elsewhere in the city, the quota is 10 percent. 

Morning Shift explains how the program will work and compares it with other affordable housing plans around the city and the nation, including a program in Oakland, California that has had success keeping long-established Latino communities there intact.

GUESTS: Alderman Ricardo Munoz

Jose Requena, community organizer with the Pilsen Alliance

Daniel Kay Hertz, research director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, policy analyst on urban issues

LEARN MORE: City Vows To Keep Mexican Culture Alive In Pilsen, Little Village With New Affordable Housing Plan (Block Club Chicago 11/12/18)

Mayor Emanuel Joins Aldermen To Announce New Preservation Strategy For Pilsen And Little Village (City Of Chicago 11/13/18)  

Can Chicago’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods Grow Without Leaving Longtime Residents Behind? Oakland’s Fruitvale Village Offers Hope (Block Club Chicago 11/12/18)

Solving Affordable Housing: Creative Solutions Around The U.S. (Curbed 7/25/17)

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