Block Club Chicago: Lincoln Square’s Diplomat Hotel Could Become Transitional Housing For People Experiencing Homelessness

By Alex V. Hernandez, May 16, 2023

Chicagoans have been looking for solutions. The Bring Chicago Home ordinance would increase the city’s real estate transfer taxes on sales of properties worth $1 million or more to fund homelessness services in the city.

The measure stalled last year after 25 City Council members ditched a meeting about it. Mayor Brandon Johnson campaigned on getting the measure passed and pledged his support for it during his inauguration speech Monday, saying, “We can do it, Chicago. We can bring Chicago home.”