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ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Ebony Lucas

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WHERE I COME FROM

Ebony Lucas is an attorney, business owner and lifelong public servant. She is running for 4th Ward Alderman because she has the experience and knowledge to bring the resources that our community needs to address the wealth and health gaps that impact crime, education, and quality of life.  

Ebony grew up in Detroit, Michigan. As a college student at University of Michigan, she organized students to volunteer at the Robert Taylor Homes Boys and Girls Club during spring break. It was then that she decided to make Chicago home. After completing her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, she volunteered in South Africa for 6 weeks. Following that experience, Ebony worked at a literacy program for homeless women. After Hurricane Katrina, she started an initiative encouraging developers to provide housing to those who lost their homes. 

Ebony is a visible, present community leader. She resides in the North Kenwood/ Oakland community where she and her husband have raised their 5 children. Ebony created initiatives for distressed homeowners and has assisted 1,000’s of families with keeping their homes. She operates a business in the 4th Ward and has used her business interests to provide free legal seminars, help families during the pandemic, provide food to those in need, and host teen and senior events. Ebony started her block club and created a community garden. She was elected President of the Mandrake Park Advisory Council and to the King College Prep Local School Council. 

Ebony is South Side Community Investors Association, Secretary, Neighborhood Building Owners Association Board Member, and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 

A THRIVING CAREER

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Crime is not a disease, it is a symptom.

1

Vibrant Neighborhoods

Ebony will hold commercial real estate owners accountable and encourage development that will bring jobs, services and amenities, and vital tax dollars to decrease the financial burden on residents and increase dollars for schools.

2

Access to Health Services

Ebony will target access to mental and physical health providers, and host initiatives to promote preventative care, exercise and healthy eating to address post- pandemic and other traumas impacting communities.

3

Stabilize Housing

Ebony will address  the unhoused population and maintenance of affordable housing through strategic partnerships for down payment assistance, expanding ADU and other ordinances to provide tiny homes and other affordable development, and encouraging incentives for providers of affordable housing.

4

Collaborate with Residents

Ebony will provide an accessible, responsive aldermanic office to  proactively address streets, sanitation, and safety issues.

She will utilize tools such as participatory budgeting to provide funds for resident driven initiatives and organize programming for seniors and teens to remain engaged in the community.

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