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City Unveils Scaled-Back Plan For Preserving Affordable Housing Near Obama Center

January 17, 2020

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A draft proposal aimed at preventing displacement in Woodlawn announced by the city’s Housing Department Thursday would leave out key elements of a community benefits agreement ordinance already endorsed by 29 aldermen.

The new proposal would apply only to census tracts within three-fifths of a mile of the Obama Presidential Center, as opposed to the proposed community benefits agreement which would apply to all properties within a two-mile radius of the center. Woodlawn would be included in the plan, most of South Shore and Washington Park would not.  Continued here

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