“Americans breathed a collective sigh of relief last week after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The crime was heinous, the verdict just, the moral neat. If you think that systemic racism is the defining fact of race relations in 21st-century America, then Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck is its defining image.
But what about a case like that of Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black teenager who was shot and killed last week by Nicholas Reardon, a white police officer in Columbus, Ohio, at the instant that she was swinging a knife at a woman who had her back against a car?
Ben Crump, the Floyd family’s lawyer, accused the Columbus police in a tweet of killing “an unarmed 15yo Black girl.” Valerie Jarrett, the former Obama adviser, tweeted that Bryant “was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight.” Jarrett wants to “Demand accountability” and “Fight for justice.”
An alternative view: Maybe there wasn’t time for Officer Reardon, in an 11-second interaction, to “de-escalate” the situation, as he is now being faulted for failing to do. And maybe the balance of our sympathies should lie not with the would-be perpetrator of a violent assault but with the cop who saved a Black life — namely that of Tionna Bonner, who nearly had Bryant’s knife thrust into her. . . . “
” . . . How CCLT Homeownership Works
CCLT homeownership is designed to preserve the long-term affordability of its homes, while providing its homeowners with a return on their investment. Unlike renting, CCLT ownership provides an opportunity to begin building equity.
- The CCLT works in combination with the City’s affordable homeownership programs. The City provides land and / or subsidies to make affordable homes available for purchase by income-qualified working individuals and families. See the Homes for Sale list of available units, including links to City program requirements.
- Through the County County Assessor’s Office, property taxes are assessed on the home’s affordable price, instead of on the market value.
- In exchange for the subsidies and reduced property taxes:
Buyers sign a long-term affordability agreement agreeing to resell the home to another income-qualified buyer at an affordable price.
The affordable resale price is designed to give the owner a return on his/her investment, but limits that return in order to keep the home affordable to the next family.
The original subsidies stay with the home to help maintain affordability. . . . . ”
Source: City of Chicago :: Chicago Community Land Trust for Buyers