Maya Dukmasova | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Low-income tenants say luxury developer is treating them like ‘bald-headed stepchildren’

They're suing a developer who is legally bound by a restrictive covenant and a city ordinance to provide all that affordable housing in a luxury apartment building on that site. No one's asking to live anywhere for free. Affordable housing tenants pay rent.

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Posted by Maya Dukmasova on 02/22/2018 at 12:54 PM

Re: “The movement for rent control in Chicago is gaining momentum

@Steven Rosenberg:
No version of rent control laws in America today function as a "cap." Rent control is a catch-all term for regulations that modify how quickly and how much rent can go up. It doesn't mean a rent price ceiling. No one is proposing that. Also, in places that have rent control laws there are usually tons of property tax abatements for landlords and exceptions/exclusions on raising rents when capital improvements and other major maintenance is needed. More here:…

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Posted by Maya Dukmasova on 10/04/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Why Chicago police reform may be decided by one person behind closed doors

Negotiations are secret as mandated by state and federal labor laws. All collective bargaining negotiations are secret. As for anonymous complaints--cops are the only city workers against whom anonymous complaints are not accepted. You can lodge an anonymous complaints against a sanitation worker but not against a cop in Chicago. Officers' due process rights would not be violated if the department took anonymous compliants. They'd still need to investigate, search for witnesses, etc. But a record of anonymous complaints alledging the same kind of misbehavior or of alleged misconduct in the same area could be useful.

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Posted by Maya Dukmasova on 07/29/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “On the northwest side, eviction and gentrification go hand in hand

I appreciate the constructive criticism @Dr! All points well-taken. I'm curious, why do you say that those median rent estimates have been discredited? Do you have a source for more accurate estimates?

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Posted by Maya Dukmasova on 12/16/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “The fight to preserve a model public housing project

bird's eye viewer, for your consideration:

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Posted by Maya Dukmasova on 06/12/2014 at 11:40 AM

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