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Hideout High School: WTF is the Affordable Requirements Act (ARO)?

  • Hideout 1354 W Wabansia Avenue Chicago United States (map)
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How and where does affordable housing get built in Chicago, and what say do communities have?

Join us at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago) next Wednesday, September 4th at 5:30 PM for the first course of Hideout High School, a new workshop series that brings experts to shed light on confusing city policies.

Our Staff Attorney Cliff Helm will walk participants through the ARO and how it works - or doesn't - to incentivize private developers to include affordable housing throughout the city. He'll be joined by local organizers from Logan Square Neighborhood Association and ONE Northside who are working to make the ARO stronger and more equitable. Join us.

We will also release the third chapter of our Chicago Community Land Use Guide, which aims to provide individuals and communities with practical information on the policies, restrictions, and incentives related to the development and use of land in Chicago.

Chapter 1 covered Zoning, and Chapter 2 covered Tax Increment Financing (TIF).