Tensions rise surrounding 606 trail and affordable housing in Chicago

Hundreds gathered in protest of rising rents, home prices and property taxes
  • Hundreds of protesters took to the 606 trail to raise awareness about rising rents and property taxes forcing families out of northwest side neighborhoods.
  • The Logan Square Neighborhood Association proposed two plans to keep long-term residents in their homes.
  • A Logan Square Alderman proposed a new 100 percent affordable housing building along Milwaukee Avenue.

Last weekend, the 606 trail was buzzing with more than speedy bikers. The trail that opened nearly a year ago was filled with marchers protesting the gentrification of the elevated trail’s surrounding neighborhoods, like Logan Square and Humboldt Park.