City Seeks Ideas for Next Five-Year Housing Plan

August 20, 2018

Verbal, written comments will help inform 2019-2023 goals and strategies


The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will solicit public comments for the City of Chicago’s next five-year housing plan from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13th, 2018, at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.

The housing plan, to be formalized by City Council later this year, will establish priorities and objectives involving citywide housing needs for the years 2019 to 2023.

“Public input will ensure the plan addresses a wide range of community concerns about neighborhood housing markets and the needs of local residents, including families, seniors, veterans, people with special needs, and other community stakeholders,” said DPD Commissioner David Reifman.

DPD representatives will provide information about the current five-year plan (2014-1018), after which the public will be invited to provide comments and suggestions to include in the next five-year plan. Members of the plan’s Steering and Advisory committees will be in attendance, as well as Ald. Joe Moore (49th), chair of the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Real Estate.

Since 1994, the City has identified its housing priorities in five successive five-year plans that have collectively coordinated $8 billion in public support of 224,000 housing units. Each plan has been subject to quarterly progress reports that are available for review here.

Speakers must register in person. Comments will be limited to three minutes.

Members of the public are also invited to submit written comments about the 2019-2023 plan through an online form that  can be accessed here through Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2018.

For more information, call 312.744.4190.


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