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The Future of Affordable Housing

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The Future of Affordable Housing

June 12, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CST
Little Italy Chicago Public Library
1336 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council & Little Italy Chicago Public Library

Chicago and other metropolitan regions across the U.S. are facing significant stressors to their housing supply—rising construction costs, gentrification in some areas and disinvestment in others, run-down infrastructure, and shifting policies at every level of government. Leading thinkers, designers, artists, agencies and organizations are exploring the most innovative ideas to overcome obstacles and shape the future of affordable housing. These tactics are being implemented locally with projects like the co-located Little Italy Library and Related Midwest’s Taylor Street Apartments, Skender’s prototype modular apartment, and the Disruptive Design competition for new affordable, owner-occupied housing. These innovations will influence the decisions of planners, builders and residents across the nation. Join us to explore innovation already underway and learn about the challenges to be overcome.

Featured Panelists:
• Ciere Boatright, Vice President of Real Estate and Inclusion, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI)
• Jacques Sandberg, Vice President of Affordable Housing, Related Midwest
• Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer, Skender

• Dr. Lisa Yun Lee, Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum