From Ilana Arougheti of The Daily Northwestern.
Read her full story here.
"Mayor Daniel Biss and Ald. Bobby Burns (5th) proposed the creation of a 'Here To Stay' subcommittee that would encourage housing retention in Evanston, especially in the 5th Ward. The subcommittee would support a number of programs and policies geared toward more affordable home ownership. Burns explained the proposal at a Human Services Committee meeting Monday night.
The subcommittee’s intent is to offset the ongoing threat of gentrification to future and continued home ownership among residents, Burns said — particularly in the city’s historically Black 5th Ward."
(Human Services Committee members are: Councilmembers 2nd Ward Ald. Peter Braithwaite Bobby Burns, 5, Eleanor Revelle for 7th Ward Evanston, Reidfor8, and Chair, Cicely L. Fleming, 9th Ward Alderwoman.)