Fight for affordable housing near transit lines takes on new urgency


Pictured Above: From, Raymon Barrera holds a sign aloft that translates into English as “I am here to stay” as he and other people rally at Sacramento and Milwaukee Avenues in Logan Square against gentrification and rising housing costs in late October. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune)

“We’re trying to keep the issue front and center with developers, with the city, with the CTA, so they understand the importance,” said Jacky Grimshaw, a former CTA board member and vice president of government affairs at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a nonprofit focused on sustainable development.

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