Daley Commits $2.1 Billion to Affordable Housing Over 5 Years

January 8, 2009


Mayor Richard M. Daley

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

On Wednesday Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley held a news conference at an affordable housing development at 642 N. Kedzie. He announced a five-year plan to build 50,022 new, affordable rental and for-sale units over the next five years.

The plan will cost $2.1 billion with the money coming from federal and state funding, low-income tax credits, bonds, loans and tax-increment financing subsidies.

The Sun Times quotes Daley as saying that due to the economic slowdown, affordable housing is “more important than ever.” He went on, “But, when a recession comes in, it slows everything down. That’s when government must re-invest.”

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