Meetings of the Committees of the Cook County Board
September 20, 2023
Commissioners spent much of the over 3-hour meeting of the Finance Committee discussing two proposals to utilize ARPA funds to provide loans for the purchase of hotels to provide long-term housing for the homeless. Commissioners also discussed at length a proposal to utilize ARPA funds to help people pay their water bills. All of these proposals for utilizing ARPA funds were passed (and subsequently approved by the Board on September 21).
Following are more details about these items, as well as other key items discussed at the Finance, Health & Hospitals, and Transportation Committees.
Loans to purchase hotels:
Health & Hospitals Committee
Observer - Priscilla Mims
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