CHICAGO (CBS) — Several Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority.
Miguel Suarez, who has lived at the Lathrop Homes public housing complex since 1989, said with so many people homeless, it’s time for an ordinance that would prompt the CHA to use its buildings and resources to help.
“The purpose of the Keeping The Promise Ordinance is to ensure that taxpayers’ funds entrusted to the Chicago Housing Authority are used fully and efficiently to provide as many Chicagoans as possible with access to safe, decent, and affordable housing,” he said.
Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) issued a challenge to Ald. Ray Suarez (31st) to call a hearing of the Housing Committee he chairs to debate the measure.
“What are you afraid of, Alderman Suarez? What are you afraid of?” Moreno asked.