Housing Advocates Stage Sit-In Outside Mayor Lightfoot’s City Hall Office

Obama speaks at event about the Obama Presidential Center
In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Obama Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. A study by the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that existing rents are unaffordable for most low-income residents within two miles of the Obama Center site. Nam Y. Huh, File / AP Photo
Obama speaks at event about the Obama Presidential Center
In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Obama Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. A study by the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that existing rents are unaffordable for most low-income residents within two miles of the Obama Center site. Nam Y. Huh, File / AP Photo

Housing Advocates Stage Sit-In Outside Mayor Lightfoot’s City Hall Office

Members of the Obama CBA Coalition staged a sit-in to protest the mayor’s proposal around affordable housing near the planned Obama Presidential Center. Advocates say the center will force longtime residents out of gentrifying parts of Woodlawn and the surrounding areas.

Reset checks in with community organizers and a reporter for more on this story.

GUESTS: Heather Cherone, managing editor and city hall reporter at The Daily Line

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

Patricia Hightower, community organizer