Experts discuss the role aldermen and community organizations play in the siting of affordable housing.
Patricia Fron, executive director of the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA), and Kate Walz, lead litigator for the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, will discuss their research into aldermanic prerogatives and how they influence the siting of affordable housing. They are the authors of “A City Fragmented: How Race, Power and Aldermanic Prerogative Shape Chicago’s Neighborhoods.”
Paul Sajovec, chief of staff for Alderman Scott Waugespack (32), will speak about the development review process that occurs in the Alderman’s office and the role community organizations play in that process. Drawing from recent examples such as the redevelopment of the Julia Lathrop Homes, Mr. Sajovec will describe how and to what extent the review process influences decisions about affordable housing, density and other criteria.
Location: 332 S. Michigan Ave, Rm. 740, Chicago, Illinois 60604
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