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Letters: Chicagoans need more details

Letters: Chicagoans need more details By Elliott Fredland, Letter to the Editor, Chicago Tribune | February 29, 2024 The mailer I received from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless about the now-delayed Bring Chicago Home initiative lacks the specificity needed to make an informed decision. It does not tell me how much money is

By |2024-03-04T05:10:15+00:00March 4th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big Win for “Bring Chicago Home Opponent Chicago Southland Black Chamber

Big Win for “Bring Chicago Home Opponent Chicago Southland Black Chamber By Erica Chiang, The Southland Journal | February 23, 2024 Opponents of the “Bring Chicago Home” referendum question, which aimed at raising real estate transfer taxes on certain properties to combat homelessness, had a big win today as a Cook County Circuit

By |2024-03-01T15:04:08+00:00February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Real Estate Transfer Tax Aims to Help Homeless, But Similar Los Angeles Tax Struggles to Deliver

Real Estate Transfer Tax Aims to Help Homeless, But Similar Los Angeles Tax Struggles to Deliver  By Brian Rogal, Chicago Tribune| November 19, 2023 Earlier this year, Los Angeles hiked a transfer tax imposed on pricey real estate purchases, a move designed to generate revenue to fund homeless services. The measure, which hits

By |2024-03-01T15:06:36+00:00February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Los Angeles Multi-Family Housing Financing Dries Up After Enacting Real Estate Transfer Tax

Los Angeles Multi-Family Housing Financing Dries Up After Enacting Real Estate Transfer Tax By Isabella Farr, The Real Deal | February 10, 2024 Lenders have pulled back from making construction loans on ground-up multifamily projects in the city of Los Angeles since voters passed Measure ULA last fall to add weighty transfer taxes

By |2024-03-01T15:08:55+00:00February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mayor Johnson’s Real Estate Transfer Tax Will Make Housing Instability Worse

Mayor Johnson’s Real Estate Transfer Tax Will Make Housing Instability Worse Letter to the Editor, Chicago Sun-Times | February 17, 2024 In response to the recent letter to the editor on the transfer tax referendum, I offer an alternative perspective from 19 years of providing affordable housing across Chicago's South and West sides.

By |2024-03-01T15:09:53+00:00February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local Black Business Organization Stands Against ‘Bring Chicago Home” Referendum

Local Black Business Organization Stands Against ‘Bring Chicago Home” Referendum By Silence DoGood, The Southland Journal | February 11, 2024 The Southland Black Chamber of Commerce recently released a Policy Statement on the “Bring Chicago Home” Referendum slated to be on the March 19 primary ballot for Chicago voters. The policy statement is

By |2024-03-01T15:10:40+00:00February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Johnson’s real estate transfer tax plan is dealt a major blow

Johnson's real estate transfer tax plan is dealt a major blow By Justin Laurence, Crain's Chicago Business | January 17, 2024 One of Mayor Brandon Johnson's signature priorities — a major tweak to the real estate transfer tax designed to boost funding for anti-homelessness initiatives — has been dealt a significant setback, failing

By |2024-03-01T15:11:30+00:00February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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