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City seeks views of Black residents on housing reparations

The City of Evanston and its Reparations Subcommittee are seeking feedback on the City's Restorative Housing Reparations program.

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The City of Evanston and its Reparations Subcommittee are seeking feedback on the City’s Restorative Housing Reparations program.

The survey, available online, is intended to gather input from current and former Black Evanston residents as well as direct descendants of Black residents who lived in Evanston between 1919 and 1969.

Community members can also complete a paper copy of the survey and turn it in at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those dropping off completed paper surveys should enter on the west side of the building at the sliding door.

Survey responses will help the city identify, prioritize and quantify individuals interested in and eligible for the program; the survey is not an application. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, March 3.

The Restorative Housing Reparations program is the first remedy policy developed by the City’s Reparations Subcommittee. The group plans to develop additional remedy proposals.

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