FALL 2020
From the POAH Midwest Office
Amidst wide speculation and concern about what the future holds for a resurgent Woodlawn, one thing is increasingly clear: Affordable housing will remain a priority.
In September the City Council adopted a Woodlawn-focused housing plan aimed at preserving the community’s existing affordable assets and creating new opportunities on City-owned land, capping a lengthy and at times contentious debate between development interests and housing advocates, including Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) and Leslie Hairston (5th).
Given changing market conditions in Woodlawn and fears that lower-income residents face displacement, it was an important policy statement hammered out over months of community meetings.  

Bill Eager, Senior Vice President, POAH Midwest
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