Mayor of Evanston on housing reparations initiative: ‘This is the first program in the country to be up and running’

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Evanston’s local historian Morris “Dino” Robinson Jr., looks through the archives in Shorefront Legacy Center in Evanston, Ill., Friday, April 9, 2021. The Chicago suburb is preparing to pay reparations in the form of housing grants to Black residents who experienced housing discrimination. “It’s a lot, a lot of work, and be prepared for pulling back old wounds, telling truth, gaining the trust,” said Robinson, who co-authored a city-commissioned study on housing practices. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the launch of the Restorative Housing Program, an initiative which offers grants to address the harm of discriminatory housing practices.

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