Chicago Tribune editorial, March 21, 2024. Apparent flameout of Bring Chicago Home is an opportunity for Mayor Johnson.
“The industry voices we heard didn’t gloat after voters nixed the idea. To their credit, they offered to brainstorm with policymakers to address the problem, which at its root is the dearth of affordable housing in Chicago. “We want to work with the city to find real solutions that benefit neighborhood housing and grow Chicago’s supply of naturally occurring affordable housing,” said Michael Glasser, president of the Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance.

“The mayor and reasonable City Council backers of Bring Chicago Home, like the vice mayor, Ald. Walter Burnett, 27th, ought to jump at the offer of Glasser and others in his orbit. “