Racial Equity & Real Estate Conversations

Thursday, April 22, 2021

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Zoom Meeting

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Join the conversation with panelists who will discuss the consequences of inequitable assessment practices and address solutions.

About this Event

Unfair property tax assessments can affect homeownership and the ability to create generational wealth. This has particular adverse impacts on families of color who rely on the equity in their home as a source of stability. Drawing from recent stories highlighting inequity in property tax assessments in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, and others - this panel will discuss the consequences of inequitable assessment practices and explore who bears the burden when communities of color are overassessed. They will also offer recommendations on how government, in partnership with the civic and business community, can work together to repair our property tax system.

PANELISTS

Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor

Tonika Johnson, Social Artist, Founder of The Folded Map Project

Professor Christopher Berry, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Professor Andrew Kahrl, University of Virginia

Nykea Pippion McGriff, President, Chicago Association of Realtors

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