Illinois Offers Country’s First Reparations Program to Black Residents

>Evanston, Illinois has become the first U.S. city to offer reparations to its Black residents after its City Council voted 8-1 to distribute $400,000 to eligible households, the Washington Post reports.

The reparations are for the effects of years of discriminatory housing practices, and will be distributed in the form of up to $25,000 per each household for repairs and home down payments. A Monday City Council vote established the $400,000 housing grant program.

Source: Complex

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