ELMHURST, IL — Elmhurst has yet to submit a plan for affordable housing to the state, even though it is required under the law.

The mandate is for towns with more than 1,000 people and less than 10 percent affordable housing. Elmhurst is at 8.2 percent, according to the state.

During a virtual forum Sunday, the three candidates for mayor — aldermen Michael Bram, Scott Levin and Mark Mulliner — were asked why the city has not submitted a plan. They are running in the April 6 election.

Bram said he could not speak on the reason for the lack of a plan.

“One of my goals as your mayor is to make sure that not only we reach the state mandate of 10 percent in affordable housing, but to submit that plan by the end of the year,” Bram said in the forum organized by the League of Women Voters.

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SOURCE ( David Giuliani, Patch)