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Affordable Housing and Racial Diversity, 2018

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Utilizes HUD data regarding the Annual Median Income (AMI) for the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Should people who work in a community be able to live in it?

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Affordable Housing and Racial Diversity, 2018

  1. 1. Affordable Housing and Racial Diversity
  2. 2. Should people who work in a community BE ABLE TO LIVE IN IT? Why or why not?
  3. 3. LINCOLN AVE ELM ST
  4. 4. LINCOLN AVE ELM ST
  5. 5. “I think there is a lot more support than opposition…”
  6. 6. The apartments, Trandel said, “are going to be expensive.”
  7. 7. $4000/MONTH
  8. 8. $1.6M to 2.65M
  9. 9. What is “affordable housing”?
  10. 10. “The 30% Rule”
  11. 11. What is the 2018 AMI for the Chicago MSA?
  12. 12. What is the 2018 AMI for the Chicago MSA? AREA MEDIAN INCOME METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA
  13. 13. What is the 2016 AMI for the Chicago MSA? AREA MEDIAN INCOME METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREA (80%) $67,700 (owners) (60%) $50,760 (renters)
  14. 14. What is “affordable” for different occupations?
  15. 15. What is “affordable” for different occupations? OCCUPATION 30% of monthly income Police Patrol Officer $1447 / month Carpenter $1251 / month Pre-school Teacher $848 / month Grocery store cashier $809 / month
  16. 16. What is the minimum wage in Illinois?
  17. 17. $8.25 / hour
  18. 18. “In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment in Illinois, renters need to earn $20.34 per hour. — Housing Action Illinois
  19. 19. This means that to afford a two-bedroom home…, a person earning Illinois’ minimum wage…must work 99 hours per week just to make ends meet.”
  20. 20. “The Illinois General Assembly passed the Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act (AHPAA) in 2003 to address the lack of moderately-priced housing that exists in many communities. Growth in home values continues to outpace growth in household incomes throughout the Chicago region and many people who are vital to local economies and who provide critical community services cannot afford to live in or around the places they work.”
  21. 21. 26 28 20 17 15.4 30 20 14.7 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Evanston Highwood Niles Skokie % AFFORDABLE HOUSING 2000 2011 Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act (EXEMPT)
  22. 22. 0.4 3.4 4.5 4.1 5.5 12.4 0.5 1.4 2.5 2.5 4.1 7.4 2.2 2.5 3.2 2.7 4.5 7.3 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Kenilworth Glencoe Northfield Winnetka Wilmette Glenview % AFFORDABLE HOUSING 2000 2011 2018 Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act = 10%
  23. 23. C.A.V.E
  24. 24. C.A.V.E CITIZENS AGAINST VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING
  25. 25. B.A.N.A.N.A
  26. 26. B.A.N.A.N.A BUILD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ANYWHERE NEAR ANYTHING
  27. 27. N.I.M.B.Y
  28. 28. N.I.M.B.Y NOT IN MY BACK YARD
  29. 29. Y.I.M.B.Y
  30. 30. Y.I.M.B.Y Yes! IN MY BACK YARD
  31. 31. “That report shows Glenview, Northbrook, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Winnetka, Northfield, Wilmette, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest and Highland Park are among the 46 local governments in Illinois that have less than a 10 percent share of affordable housing, meaning they are not exempt from the law” (emphasis added).
  32. 32. 28.6 40.3 5.5 10.2 26.6 58.2 10 15.8 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Evanston Highwood Niles Skokie % BLACK OR LATINO 2000 2010
  33. 33. 1.6 3.2 2.2 1.5 2.7 5.7 1.9 3.9 3.4 2.5 4.1 6.8 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Kenilworth Glencoe Northfield Winnetka Wilmette Glenview % BLACK OR LATINO 2000 2010
  34. 34. Why does this matter? OR DOESN’T IT?
  35. 35. Southern Burlington County NAACP v. Township of Mount Laurel, 67 N.J. 151 (1975)
  36. 36. Mt. Laurel I (1975) “A homogeneous community, one exhibiting almost total similarities of taste, habit, custom and behavior is culturally dead, aside from being downright boring. New and different life styles, habits and customs are the lifeblood of America. They are its strength its growing force. Just as diversity strengthens and enriches the country as a whole, so will it strengthen and enrich a suburban community….”
  37. 37. Should people who work in a community BE ABLE TO LIVE IN IT? YES or NO?

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