The Chicago region’s homes are under water and it is not due to the annual flooding from the Des Plaines River. Chicago ranks 2nd in the nation for the most homes that owe more money than they’re worth. And the majority of those homes are on the South Side.
The appalling filth and environmental hazards in our schools are driven by decades of neglect, particularly in schools that serve Black and Brown children. But Chicago’s working class communities of color have been dogged by generations of environmental racism, as well.
Amazon’s logistics footprint expands with the help of billions in tax dollars, but scholars find their promise of job growth empty.
The Better Government Association (BGA) recently discovered that the CPS program to allocate CTA fare cards for students who are homeless or in unstable housing is a huge mess, with many of the fare cards missing or stolen.
On July 8, 2015, the Obama administration affirmed new housing rules aimed at our country’s legacy of segregation. The ruling, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), is intended to help local leaders better identify segregation and address the effects of social isolation by ensuring residents’ access to needed resources and services.
The CHA has been sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in cash reserves. On Wednesday, July 8 the secretary of the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office reiterated this fact at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the former site of the Stateway Gardens public housing development, now re-christened as a mixed-income development called Park Boulevard.