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.
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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.