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City council votes to freeze demolitions along 606

Jan 15, 2020 | by Lynda Lopez

Today the Chicago City Council took bold action in helping families stay in our communities. This important step forward occurred when city council voted to pass an ordinance to freeze housing demolitions along the 606 Trail, an area where swiftly increasing housing prices have been pushing families from the neighborhood. On Tuesday, I testified in support of the ordinance alongside Christian Diaz of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association at City Council's Committee on Housing and Real Estate. Active Trans is thankful for the tireless efforts of lead sponsors Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and Alderman Roberto Maldonado. In the spring of 2015, I got involved with local community efforts to raise awareness and advocate for housing protections for families living along the...