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BPI Testimony at CPD Consent Decree Public Hearing

On November 29, 2022, federal court Judge Pallmeyer held a public hearing regarding the consent decree. Speakers from around Chicago provided powerful testimony regarding negative encounters they’ve had with CPD officers and expressed frustration with the pace of progress and…

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The Current State of Policing and Looking Ahead

On November 3, BPI held the latest installment of our Building Public Interest series, The Current State of Policing and Looking Ahead. This discussion featuring Sharon Fairley, Professor from Practice at the University of Chicago Law School, Robert Boik, Former Executive Director of Constitutional…

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Chicago Mixed-Income Community Building Convening

On September 10, 2022, BPI hosted the Chicago Mixed-Income Community Building Convening. Attended by 65 people, the Convening included residents, owners, and staff who work in Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) mixed-income developments.  The day’s program included panel discussions with local and out-of-town…

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Creation of Affordable Housing

The Habitat Company co-hosted this in-person, invitation-only panel discussion at their Hubbard Place property. Panelists included Charlton Hamer, Senior Vice President at the Habitat Affordable Group, Marisa Novara, Commissioner at the Department of Housing for the City of Chicago, and Stacie Young, President…

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Meet Chicago’s New Inspector General

Deborah Witzburg was appointed Inspector General in April 2022. She served as the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety, overseeing independent, objective evaluations and reviews of the Chicago Police Department, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and the Police Board. The…

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Civil Rights Litigation as a Tool for Social Change 

The expansion of the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse at the University of Michigan Law School now includes an extensive archive of Gautreaux v. Chicago Housing Authority, one of the longest-running civil rights cases in the country. Panelists included Margo Schlanger, the Wade H. and…

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Gautreaux Digital Archives

Through Gautreaux, a groundbreaking lawsuit in which a federal court ruled in 1969 that the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) had unconstitutionally segregated African American public housing residents, BPI continues to promote the investment of resources and development of vibrant communities….

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