January 25, 7:00 pm
Spotlight on Housing and Racial Justice:
Challenges in Fair and Affordable Housing
January 25 – 7:00 pm via Zoom
Speaker: Rebecca Janowitz,
Special Assistant for Legal Affairs at Cook County Justice Advisory Council
Housing segregation is at the heart of Chicago’s most intractable disparities. Attorney Rebecca Janowitz discusses the many structural factors that created our unfair and unsustainable situation and offers a plan to begin changing these patterns and setting Chicago on a better path for everyone.
Rebecca Janowitz, Special Assistant for Legal Affairs at Cook County Justice Advisory Council will address the challenges on January 25th. She works on criminal justice policy and grant programs for Cook County. As part of this work she helps coordinate housing for people released from jail and prison. Many of these individuals are on electronic monitoring. Prior to her current assignment, she worked on housing issues on the Quad Communities area of Chicago’s South Side.
For your background
Here’s a link to some definitions of housing terms, including public, affordable, and Affordable housing. https://www.common.com/blog/2020/03/affordable-housing-101/.
What makes good housing? Moshe Safdie, who designed Habitat ’67 at the age of 24, talks about Habitat of the Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0DCI2EDRLo, a 5-min. video.