CHICAGO (CBS)– Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with city leaders, announced the launch of the ” Reclaiming Communities Campaign.”
As part of the initiative, 250 new homes will be built in North Lawndale.READ MORE: Major League Baseball Lockout Officially In Progress
The goal, as part of Lightfoot’s Invest South/West, is to build 1,000 affordable new homes on the South and West sides. Lightfoot says “homeownership” should be accessible.READ MORE: COVID Test Confusion After Suburban Family Believes They Got False Result from University Of Illinois SHIELD Program
“The Reclaiming Communities Campaign is aimed at creating ‘communities of opportunity’ to release vacancy, violence, and decades of disinvestment with affordable homes and opportunities for families to build generational wealth and equity,” The mayor’s official said in a written release.
The City of Chicago will sell 250 city-owned lots to the Reclaiming Communities Joint Venture for $1 each and streamline the acquisition process to keep the homes affordable.MORE NEWS: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion