NfAH on Chicago Newsroom with Ken Davis
In one of NfAH's most wide-ranging discussions to date, Sarah Gronkiewicz-Doran and Nick Kryczka, discuss the effort to build an affordable-housing complex at 5150 N. Northwest Highway, for which Mayor Emanuel recently denied tax credits. They also talk about an affordable housing ordinance that passed City Council which mandates that at least 10% of all new multi-unit housing developments built in two pilot areas contain a minimum of 10% “affordable” units. Critics, however, maintain that “affordable”rents in such buildings would be nearly a thousand dollars a month for a one-bedroom, which is out of reach for lower-income people and that the units are too small for a family. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).