Home Chicago News How much affordable housing is too much? – Crain’s How much affordable housing is too much? – Crain’s August 6, 2019 6 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Print 6 Comments Newest Oldest Most Voted Inline Feedbacks View all comments debtsor 1 year ago ” Get it right and lower-income people will get new options to stay in town without having to starve their kids. ” In the era of Trump, there is no nuance, or accurate reporting, just hyperbole and exaggeration. There is plenty of affordable housing all around Chicago. Its just not in the ‘rich’ areas of town. And it has been this way ever since humans first started building civilization. Housing inside the city walls always costed far more than housing outside of the walls. Just like today, it’s more expensive to live downtown than it is to live in Dunning. 2 Jeff Carter 1 year ago https://www.city-journal.org/gentrification-for-social-justice?fbclid=IwAR2LnUOEzo0muXvIxjKKp_XFpjDo4WdxtYvk2Xe6S7GHzgLuM7NHcz9HmGQ this research on gentrification flies in the face of conventional wisdom. Data dogs will appreciate it but probably won’t change their opinion. The real reason that pols hate gentrification is the wealthier you are, the less you have to cow tow and pay attention to them. 1 debtsor 1 year ago Reply to Jeff Carter I saw that article too, it says that gentrification doesn’t displace the natural turnover in cities, it merely replaces those who were already decided to move, and in the process, diversifies a neighborhood while raising everyone’s home values. But of course, gentrification is just a white supremacist power structure used to displace the housing of POC. Which, the more I read about people’s views about gentrification, i’ve come to believe that its that POC just don’t want white people living in their communities. The word gentrification is a dog whistle for anti-white hatred and anti-white racism. But they’ve got that… Read more » 2 Illinois Entrepreneur 1 year ago Reply to debtsor You nailed it again, debtsor! We see eye to eye on a lot of things. 1 MikeH 1 year ago Reply to debtsor And to think, this side of 10 years ago, it was left-leaning hipsters who were leading the gentrification charge. 0 debtsor 1 year ago Reply to MikeH And it is still left-leaning hipsters leading the gentrification change. It’s not frat boys named Chad from the University of Michigan moving into Avondale and Pilsen and Humboldt. It’s the scurvy looking hipster with the nasty facial hair and the fixed gear bike who is using white power structures to displace POC in these neighborhoods. 1 Wirepoints Original Stories “Este estado es el más corrupto del país. Si damos miles de milliones de dólares mas a los políticos, empeorará la situación.” – Ted on Univision September 28, 2020 Ted was on Univision warning Illinoisans about the negative impacts of tax hikes like the progressive income tax. He warned that giving billions more to the most corrupt politicians in the nation would only make things worse. View Comments (1) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. Illinois’ COVID-19 data: Daily update for September 29, 2020 – Wirepoints September 28, 2020 Daily COVID-19 data update for September 29, 2020. View Comments (312) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. “Fix the problems instead of throwing more money into the bottomless pit that is unreformed Illinois” – Mark on with Mike Flannery September 28, 2020 Mark was on with Mike Flannery of Fox 32 Chicago last week discussing why reforms are needed in Illinois, not a progressive income tax. View Comments (9) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. New CDC Estimates: Fatality Rate For COVID-19 Drops Again And May Surprise You – Wirepoints September 27, 2020 Earlier numbers, which were far more frightening, got extensive press coverage. Very little media attention, however, has gone toward the new numbers. View Comments (27) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. Illinois tax revenue from wagering dropped 13% in FY 2020 – Quicktake September 25, 2020 Mostly due to the pandemic. View Comments (7) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter.