Thanks to everyone who participated in our Feb. 9 forum for 4th and 5th ward aldermanic candidates about affordable housing.
The Hyde Park Herald posted an article that we encourage you to read that covers the event and the candidates' responses. You can also watch a recording of the entire event (in two parts) on YouTube:
Saturday, February 9th,
10 a.m. to noon
Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer
4945 S. Dorchester (enter via parking lot)
The Coalition for Equitable Community Development will host a forum featuring candidates for alderman in the 4th and 5th wards.
The format will be a 3 minute opening statement by each candidate, followed by 3 questions from the CECD board regarding affordable housing (with 2 minutes to address to each question), followed by questions from the audience.
The event is free to attend. We hope to see you there!
CECD board members Linda Thisted, Gary Ossewaarde, Joe Marlin, David Nekimken, and Rahsaan Morris appeared with other members of the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric at the December 2018, Metra board meeting. The group asked Metra to release its study with a cost estimate for transforming the Modern Metra Electric into a rapid transit system. Several weeks later, Metra made the study public!
Learn more at the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric.
CECD was awarded a University of Chicago Incubator Grant to do market research of single family homes and two flats in Woodlawn, Greater Grand Crossing, Chatham, and Avalon Park, with the goal of creating affordable owner-occupied homes in these communities.