Chicago City Council Approves Woodlawn Housing Ordinance

The city earmarked $4.5 million to combat resident displacement near the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

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Chicago Alderman, Jeanette Taylor, right, speaks during a news conference and rally in Chicago. (7/23/19) Amr Alfiky / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Obama Library
Chicago Alderman, Jeanette Taylor, right, speaks during a news conference and rally in Chicago. (7/23/19) Amr Alfiky / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chicago City Council Approves Woodlawn Housing Ordinance

The city earmarked $4.5 million to combat resident displacement near the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday to stop residents in the Woodlawn neighborhood from being displaced by gentrification around the planned Obama Presidential Center.

Reset brings on a city leader and a community organizer who have been leading efforts to protect affordable housing in the Woodlawn area.

GUEST: Ald. Jeanette Taylor, 20th Ward

Alex Goldenberg, executive director of Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)