Will you vote for an inclusionary zoning ordinance requiring developers to set aside 30% of residential new construction or renovation for the creation of affordable housing?

Housing & Affordability
Gerald Scott McCarthy IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

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Marcellus H. Moore, Jr. IVI-IPO 2017 Chicago City Council

Yes Affordable housing is commonly defined as housing that costs no more than 30% of the household income, inclusive of utilities. A major commitment of mine, however is to provide opportunities within the community to raise household incomes and avoid what has been called the “shelter poverty critique”. “The issue is that lower income households may not be able to pay 30% of their income for housing and still have enough money left to purchase other basic needs for food, transportation, healthcare, and so on.” “If a family cannot afford nonhousing needs after paying 30% of its income for housing, it is not because housing is too expensive. It is because their income is too low or the cost of their non-housing needs is too high.”

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