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SSEGI hosts discussion on housing needs as part of strategy to revive Southland economy


Ted Slowick of the Tribune/Daily Southtown wrote a great column below on the meeting:

Dozens of community leaders, bankers, planners and others met in East Hazel Crest Thursday afternoon to discuss their work to address the situation. The Housing & Neighborhoods Working Group is part of a broader effort known as the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative.

“When (Cook County Board President) Toni Preckwinkle was reelected (in 2014), she said we needed a strategy for the south suburbs,” Jay Readey, SSEGI project manager, said.

The SSEGI released a 134-page report in 2017 that examined economic challenges facing 34 communities in the Southland. Read more.

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