Mayoral Candidates Pressed to Create Affordable Single-Family Housing
This week, our brother, Fr. Brendan Curran OP, and Pastor James L. Brooks of the Harmony Christian Church in the Lawndale co-chaired the City of Chicago Mayoral Candidate Forum at Harmony Christian Church sponsored by United Power for Action and Justice, a coalition of coalitions dedicated to creating affordable single-family homes on the South and West sides of Chicago. Fr. Brendan was representing The Resurrection Project and a 38 organization and church network leveraging support and resources to restore affordable housing, health, safety and small business development in Black and Brown communities in Chicago and Northern Illinois.
The two remaining candidates for mayor of Chicago, Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson, each had five minutes to address the audience on how they would prioritize this effort and work with United Power to on rebuild the south and west sides neighborhoods with focus and scale.
Two Chicago news organizations covered the event:
WGN coverage: Mayoral candidates commit to easing red tape to create affordable housing.
FOX Chicago coverage: Paul Vallas, Brandon Johnson busy on campaign trail with 16 days until Chicago mayoral election.
The entire event can be viewed on a Facebook Live video.