March 2019 Luncheon: Chicago’s Affordable Housing Ordinance

Date(s) - March 20, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Chicago Affordable Housing - How do we successfully expand it?

Please join us Wednesday, March 20 as we continue our 2019 programming Big Shoulders, Big Ideas with a panel of industry experts discussing the current state of affordable housing in the city of Chicago, with an emphasis on development.  We will discuss social economic approaches to expanding affordable housing, and what has been the effect of the 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordnance (AOR). Registration ends March 14.

This is a terrific opportunity to BRING A GUEST so they can make connections and discover the great value of LAI Ely Chapter membership. **Remember, the chapter now requires prospective members to attend 2 events at minimum to be eligible for induction.


About the Panelists:

David Block is Director of Development for Evergreen Real Estate Group. He joined the company in September 2014 and originally served as Director of Affordable Housing Development. An architect and urban planner, he has been involved in community development and affordable housing for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Evergreen, David was with The Community Builders, a national non-profit organization, where he was Director of Development for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. In his time at The Community Builders, David managed portions of three significant public housing transformation engagements – in Hartford, Connecticut, Louisville, Kentucky, and Chicago. David earned a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Alderman Burnett first ran for office in 1995 and he is now serving his sixth term as Alderman of the 27th Ward. As Alderman, his objective to serving constituents and representing a diverse community has been about balance. He has an outstanding reputation of treating everyone fair. Burnett is the Chairman of Pedestrian and Traffic Safety and a sitting member of eight committees; Budget and Government Operations; Rules and Ethics; Education and Child Development; Finance; Health and Environmental Protection; Public Safety; Special Events, Cultural Affairs & Recreation; and the Zoning Committee. Burnett, after earning a Certificate in Mechanical Drafting, a Certificate in Tool and Die Design, and an Associate Degree from Southeastern Illinois College, he attended both Harold Washington College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He went on to earn his Bachelor Degree from Northeastern Illinois University.

Michael Drew is a founding principal of Structured Development, LLC, and has been engaged in the real estate development and construction management business for over 40 years. Michael attended the University of Illinois where he studied Business Administration and Architecture. During his tenure at Structured Development, the firm has completed over 2,000,000 square feet of product including Lincoln Park Center, Blackhawk on Halsted, Kingsbury Center, Kendall College at Riverworks, and New City. Structured was awarded the Adaptive Reuse Project of 2008 by the Landmark Preservation Council for its historic conversion of the Chicago and Northwestern Powerhouse to office and retail. Michael is a long-term member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, and Lambda Alpha International.

Bill Eager is Vice President of the Chicago Area for Preservation of Affordable Housing. Bill oversees all multifamily development activity for POAH’s regional office and leads the company’s implementation of a $30.5 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative in the Woodlawn Community. Bill holds more than 20 years’ of experience in economic development, affordable housing development and municipal finance. Prior to joining POAH in 2011, he served as Managing Deputy Commissioner for Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development’s Housing Bureau. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.

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Please note that refunds are not available for cancellations.