Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday announced nearly $4.3 million in federal funding to increase affordable housing and stabilize communities in three west suburban Cook County communities.
It was standing room only last night as the village board discussed an affordable housing plan in the upscale North Shore suburb of Winnetka.
The village president of north suburban Winnetka is calling for a calm, thoughtful debate on the hot-button issue of affordable housing.
Residents of the wealthy North Shore suburb of Winnetka are debating a plan by the village to introduce affordable housing into the community.
Despite opposition from Mayor Daley’s office, Chicago aldermen are moving ahead with a plan to use up to $100 million in tax dollars a year to provide more affordable housing in troubled areas of the city.
Sponsor argues money would go a long way toward rehabbing and inhabiting foreclosed properties.