Jessica is a champion of affordable housing on the NW Side.
As Senior Policy and Community Relations Director Director of Policy at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center Jessica Gutierrez focused on advocating for resources and policy to address affordable housing in the Humboldt Park, Belmont-Cragin, Hermosa, Avondale communities. Including $3 million in HUD funding for affordable housing initiatives, emergency, transitional and supportive housing for families impacted by pandemic Thousands of community members in these neighborhoods have received temporary, short and long term housing because of Jessica’s efforts.
as alderperson, Jessica commits to...
Establishing a community zoning advisory council.
Commission an audit and report of existing affordable units.
Support the Bring Chicago Home ordinance to create a dedicated revenue stream to combat homelessness in Chicago.
Work with the Cook County Assessor to ensure there is fair, transparent and accountable implementation of the assessment process.