City of Chicago sued for affordable housing requirements

Hoyne Development and the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) association have filed a suit against Chicago over the city’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO). In its current iteration, this Ordinance requires developers that use government funding, purchase government land or seek a zoning change for buildings containing 10 or more units to include a proportion of […]

Do the proposed amendments to Chicago’s affordable housing ordinance go far enough?

On Wednesday, Mayor Emanuel submitted a proposed amendment of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO) to the Chicago City Council. Read more about the ordinance and the suggested changes here. I am proud of the mayor for realizing that the 247 units created under the ordinance since 2007 is inadequate when compared to the city’s housing needs. But I […]