Elections for Evanston's mayor and aldermen are coming up in April 2021. Joining Forces has asked organizers of candidate forums to include questions on affordable housing, if they hadn't already planned to do so.
What we are finding so far is that 1) forum organizers are asking the most general of the questions, and 2) candidates are giving the most general answers.
What we'd really like to know are much more specific ideas and opinions. However, these questions are both tough and controversial. Some of the candidates are moving towards them, and we are encouraged by that--but impatient for more momentum.
REAL Housing Questions for Evanston Candidates