The Vote Equity Project collected over 250 reform ideas submitted by Chicagoans.

 

Residents from every ward collectively cast 52,000 votes on their top priorities.

These were the top-voted reforms in housing.

- housing -

1. Create more affordable and mixed-income housing that includes Chicago Housing Authority vouchers for families in all neighborhoods.

2. Require developers to build affordable housing in all developments that receive city assistance, funding, or approval (upzoning).

3. Pass Rent Control in Chicago to keep rents affordable and neighborhoods stable.

4. Spend $150 million/year to prevent homelessness and help doubled-up families by raising the tax on luxury and commercial real estate deals.

5. Establish Community Benefit Agreements for large-scale developments, to preserve and add new affordable housing.

 

​1. Create more affordable and mixed-income housing

that includes Chicago Housing Authority vouchers for families in all neighborhoods.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

2. Require developers to build affordable housing

in all developments that receive city assistance, funding, or approval (upzoning) vouchers for families in all neighborhoods.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

3. Pass Rent Control 

in Chicago to keep rents affordable and neighborhoods stable.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
no
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
no response
susana mendoza
No
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
no response
other candidates
no response
 

4. Spend $150 million/year to prevent homelessness

and help doubled-up families by raising the tax on luxury and commercial real estate deals.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
NO
lashawn ford
NO
lori lightfoot
No response
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
no
other candidates
no response
 

5. Establish Community Benefit Agreements 

for large-scale developments, to preserve and add new affordable housing.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response

Aldermanic candidates responses 

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