Evanston Alderman Don Wilson, 4th Ward, called Monday for a new approach to affordable housing policies in the city that would promote home ownership and help landlords maintain lower-cost rental properties.
City staff Wednesday suggested some relatively modest revisions to plans for a 16-unit affordable housing development at 2215 Dempster St., while neighbors continued to complain that the development is too dense for the site.
Despite some misgivings about the high cost, Evanston aldermen Monday approved spending $579,000 in federal and city funds for a not-for-profit group to buy and rehab a two-flat apartment building for affordable housing.
Neighbors of a proposed 16-unit low income housing complex on the northeast corner of Dempster Street and Pitner Avenue raised a range of objections to the project at a community meeting Tuesday night.
Highland Park-based Community Partners for Affordable Housing will ask aldermen Monday to spend $579,000 in federal and city funds to purchase and rehabilitate two affordable rental housing units in Evanston.