AUG 11, 2023
Alderpeople discuss the tiny homes pilot program during a budget hearing last year. [Erin Hegarty/The Daily Line]
More than 10 months after former Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced as part of her budget address that the city would launch a “first of its kind” tiny home pilot program in the city, a request for proposals for the program has yet to be released. And city officials will not comment on a timeline for the request to go out.
The program was heralded by Lightfoot in her October 2022 budget address as a “creative” investment and “an interesting innovation that we should embrace as a city.” But as Chicago gears up for this year’s round of budget discussions, the tiny homes program hangs in the balance.
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