Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. will be presented with a Housing Champion Award at MTO’s Celebrating the Movement event on Monday, May 11. Burnett has been a strong advocate for affordable housing in the City of Chicago. During his 20-year tenure on the city council, he has played a leadership role on every major piece of housing legislature to come before it. In February 2015 Burnett was re-elected to a fifth term by his constituents.
Born in Chicago, Burnett’s family lived in the Cabrini Green Housing Complex where he learned politics from his father, the local precinct captain, who often took Walter with him to work the precinct. He learned politics and public service quickly, and was elected Alderman in 1995 at the age of 31.
He is active in helping people throughout the community, and has been an assistant coach of the Jesse White Tumblers for over a decade, serving as a positive role model for neighborhood boys and girls. Burnett is an ordained Deacon at First Baptist Congregation Church where he has served as a Trustee.
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