Housing Affordabiilty is defined as a residence that has a value/cost or rental amount that is within the means of a household that may occupy moderate-income or low- income housing. The U.S. government regards housing cost at or below 30% of one’s income based upon specified data and criteria to qualify as affordable housing
A study group within the League of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe is completing a study of housing affordability in Glenview. A Consensus Meeting is planned on Saturday, October 5 in the morning at the Glenview Public Library. Exact times and location to be announced at a later date.
What is A consensus Meeting?
As noted in League Basics (In League), ” The American Heritage Dictionary defines consensus as ‘collective opinion or concord; general agreement or accord.’ In the League, ‘consensus’ is used (1) interchangeably with ‘member agreement’ to refer to the overall decision-making process . . . by which a League board determines that there is substantial agreement among members on an issue, and (2) to refer to a specific technique used traditionally in the League to discuss and arrive at conclusions on issues . . .”
“Consensus/group discussion is the technique most often used in the League for reaching member agreement. It is a process whereby members participate in a group discussion of an issue. The ‘consensus’ reached by members through group discussion is not a simple majority, nor is it unanimity; rather it is the overall ‘sense of the group’ as expressed through the exchange of ideas and opinions.”
Background information for October 5 meeting
The following links and documents will be helpful to review prior to the Consensus Meeting.