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CAMPAIGN

Increase housing diversity to accommodate existing & new residents

Buffalo Grove, IL
Increase housing diversity to accommodate existing & new residents
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In order to improve the diversity of housing in Buffalo Grove, the development of accessory dwelling units, multi-family housing, townhomes, and other types should be explored. These types of units can accommodate seniors looking to age in place as well as young families and professionals.

I am very glad to see this proposal. The housing in our community is not very diverse, mostly single family homes and town homes, which is not necessarily an issue on its own. However, expanding the types of housing offered in Buffalo Grove makes our village more attractive and inclusive to a wide range of people. More senior living options allow long-term residents the opportunity to stay in the community they love as they retire and age. Further, allowing tiny homes and accessory dwelling units makes our town more attractive to young professionals who want to stay near their families.

Increasing housing diversity is imperative to keeping families together and ensuring the longevity of Buffalo Grove as a safe and inclusive community.

The village is pretty much land-locked with little space available for lower-income housing developments. Plus the village cannot force existing landlords to change their rental properties to accommodate low-income rentals.