WBEZ: "Trolley Tour Highlights Chicago’s Housing Woes On The Northwest Side"

“A trolley wound through neighborhoods on Chicago’s Northwest Side, passing wide boulevards and trendy bars, two-flats and glassy luxury apartment high rises as well as foreclosed homes and careworn bungalows.

The hosts of the tour invited a special guest — new city Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara — to vividly show the competing forces in Logan Square, Hermosa and Belmont Cragin.

Affordable housing advocates from LUCHA, Spanish Coalition for Housing, Center for Changing Lives, Northwest Side Housing Center, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation and Logan Square Neighborhood Association organized the Tuesday trolley trip.”

Laura Slabaugh