Support the Sweet Home Chicago Bill for Affordable Housing
  • Petitioned Miguel Del Valle

This petition was delivered to:

Chicago City Clerk
Miguel Del Valle
Mayor, City of Chicago
Richard Daley

Support the Sweet Home Chicago Bill for Affordable Housing

    1. Danny Fenster
    2. Petition by

      Danny Fenster

      San Jose, CA

The ability to pay rent and stay housed comes before any other need of a community. If TIF (tax increment financing) dollars are meant to build and support blighted communities, there is surely no greater way for Chicago to use them than on affordable housing.

Affordable housing needs to be a priority. It is the long-term sort of investment that is too often overlooked for short-sighted, quick infusions of cash that don't sustain communities. We agree with other housing advocates and organizations that the language of the Sweet Home Chicago bill can ensure planning flexibility while still prioritizing affordable housing. 

Please don't let this opportunity to ensure a place to live for Chicago's neediest citizens pass by.

This petition is to let the Mayor and Councilmen of Chicago know that, as negotiations on the bill move forward, the provision of affordable housing must remain a priority.

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