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Human Services Committee proposes subcommittee addressing housing displacement, gentrification.

From Ilana Arougheti of The Daily Northwestern.

Read her full story here.

Bobby Burns, 5th ward councilmember

"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.)

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