Bring Chicago Home hopes to help homeless services. But a similar move in Los Angeles has run into difficulties.

Bring Chicago Home hopes to help homeless services.  But a similar move in Los Angeles has run into difficulties.

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Earlier this year, Los Angeles raised its transfer tax on expensive real estate purchases, a move aimed at generating revenue to fund homeless services.

The measure, which includes commercial and residential properties, bears a striking resemblance to the “Bring Chicago Home” proposal that will be put to a citywide vote next March and has so far failed to fill Los Angeles’ coffers.

If Chicago voters approve Mayor Brandon Johnson’s request to raise the tax, which he hopes will happen By pumping more money into homelessness prevention, it would help fulfill campaign pledges to address the affordable housing crisis, ensure the wealthy pay more for city services, and give more power to grassroots organizations.

But critics worry that Bring Chicago Home may face the same pitfalls that Los Angeles suffered. They also fear that any tax increase would sabotage the recovery in the real estate market, which is suffering from high interest rates and an office market hampered by the pandemic.

Read the full story from the Tribune’s Brian J. Rogal.

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When Mayor Brandon Johnson presented his 2024 budget, he noted that the city has been balancing these spending plans for too long. on the backs of the workers and pledged to end the practice.

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