Because of this, Ald. Clare Kelly (1st) has been advocating for landlords to get city support — especially those who accept affordable housing vouchers from programs like Illinois’ Section 8.
“We talk about wanting to support and promote affordability, but yet we’re not giving any assistance to these landlords. It doesn’t make any sense,” Kelly said. “They are some of the only property owners and landlords who provide Section 8 housing, and they’re not getting the support.”