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Use TIF money to help homeless, merchants say

...No one should be living there,” said Aaron Hughes, owner of Advance Electrical Supply, 263 N. Oakley Blvd. “We are looking for the City to step up and use TIF [tax increment financing...

...least four or five people, and more in the winter, live under the viaduct on Oakley north of Fulton Street. His employees, especially female employees, avoid the viaduct “because they are scared,” he said, quickly...

Colleen Arnold, owner of Vintage Place Settings, 2023 W. Carroll Ave., said, “I don’t wish ill on the homeless folks at all,” but them living there “is unsafe for everyone, not just the homeless.”

The owner of Kelly Allison Photography, 333 N. Oakley Blvd., said at least five and up to eight live under the nearby viaduct some seasons and that her employees avoid it.

    Gazette Chicago " Use TIF money to help homeless, merchants say
    January 6, 2017 Homeless people sleep under viaducts north of Fulton Street on Oakley Boulevard and Hoyne Avenue, amid their belongings and bedding, while people who work in the area and see them are asking the City to spend tax money to improve the situation.

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