Chicago has lost almost 15 percent of its affordable housing since 2012, in part because of the city’s unattractive investment climate. Rather than the end of Bring Chicago Home, we hope this is the beginning of a fresh climate that stimulates investment in and reduces obstacles to the creation and maintenance of affordable housing.

There are vacant lots and empty buildings all across Chicago. We can transform them into homes for hard-working Chicago families, if the City works with us instead of against us.

As your voice, we have worked hard to get here, but it’s just the start. There’s still a lot of work to do in telling your story and advancing the cause of neighborhood housing.

Thanks to all of you who worked so hard on this issue.