The Plan Commission will begin its series of meetings on affordable housing on January 19, 2023. The Plan Commission will hold a total of three meetings as part of the process to make recommendations regarding affordable housing policies to the Village Board at their March 20, 2023 meeting. Public attendance at the meetings is encouraged. The meetings also will be broadcasted live on the Village’s YouTube channel as well as on SkokieVision cable television channels 17 (Comcast) and 25 (RCN).
- Listen and Learn Session (Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7:45 p.m.). Speakers from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Brinshore Development, Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunity Development Corporation and the Housing Authority of Cook County each will provide presentations about their work locally and regionally to support the preservation and creation of new affordable housing. The public is encouraged to attend; opportunity for questions and further discussion will be included during the Listen & Learn Session. This session will be hosted by the Plan Commission and will start after the regular Plan Commission meeting at 7:45 pm. Meeting materials are available for viewing here.
- Public Hearing #1 (Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m.). The Plan Commission will start to formulate affordable housing policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees and establish a subcommittee to draft recommendations from the Plan Commission for review at the Plan Commission’s Public Hearing Session #2. Meeting materials will be posted on the Plan Commission’s meeting page on Thursday, January 26, 2023.
- Public Hearing #2 (Thursday, March 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m.). Plan Commission will finalize and vote on a recommendation prepared by the subcommittee regarding the affordable housing policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Meeting materials (including the drafted policy recommendation from the subcommittee) will be posted on the Plan Commission’s meeting page on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
- Village Board Meeting (Monday, March 20, 2023, 7:30 p.m.). Policy recommendations from the Plan Commission on the Village’s Affordable Housing strategy will be presented by Plan Commission Chair Paul Luke and discussed at the Board meeting.