Tag: Affordable housing

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CPAH needs 25 Robin Hoods in Sherwood Forest

CPAH needs 25 Robin Hoods in Sherwood Forest

You can play a part in doing something about Chicago's growing shortage of affordable housing, and play Robin Hood to a family earning less than 8 ...
Extreme rhetoric and character assassination in Winnetka housing debate?

Extreme rhetoric and character assassination in Winnetka housing debate?

Tonight, Tuesday November 15th, Winnetka's Village Trustees will be discussing Winnetka's affordable housing plan, an issue that's stirred much he ...

Comment of the day – how government deters affordable housing

A comment by the urban politician, who is currently rehabbing a 2-flat on the northwest side: Not everybody can lease out apartments that rent for ...
Nausea-inducing NIMBYism in Streeterville?

Nausea-inducing NIMBYism in Streeterville?

Last week we reported that the affordable housing component had been scrapped in favor of offices in the proposed development at 410 E Grand Ave i ...
Where Winnetkans let it all hang out

Where Winnetkans let it all hang out

If you love dirty laundry, you’ll definitely want to spend some time poking around the Winnetka Home Owners Association site. It’s a venue where t ...
Un-affordable housing follies, North Lawndale edition

Un-affordable housing follies, North Lawndale edition

"The dream lives on in Lawndale," chanted the crowd, which included the obligatory coterie of local pols and pastors, at the opening of a new "aff ...
Notable new rental – Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts

Notable new rental – Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts

The e-mail newsletter from 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón just announced that 1- and 2-bedroom units at Logan Square's new Hairpin Lofts will be av ...
Wilmette’s pain may be your gain

Wilmette’s pain may be your gain

Whether there's a need for more affordable housing has been the hot topic in Winnetka recently while neighboring Wilmette ponders what to do with ...
Chicago wants to sell you some vacant land

Chicago wants to sell you some vacant land

We normally see only a few items each week in the RSS feeds we monitor from the City of Chicago's various departments. Perhaps it's merely coin ...
Quote of the day: Sell ’em any way you can

Quote of the day: Sell ’em any way you can

"This is certainly one creative solution for filling up the units." - Gail Lissner of Appraisal Research Counselors, on news that the non-profi ...

The Sweet Home Chicago affordable housing ordinance

The Sweet Home Chicago Ordinance, which would set aside 20 percent of TIF revenues for affordable housing, goes before the City Council on December 8. ...
Woodlawn – throwing good money after bad?

Woodlawn – throwing good money after bad?

The Tribune brings us yet another chapter in the decades-long saga of initiatives to revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn has l ...

Wilson Yard arrives in Uptown

Like it or not, Wilson Yard is here. The mayor, Alderman Shiller, and developer Peter Holsten were on hand to cut the ribbon on the massive mixed-inco ...
Quote: Who has a stake in Roosevelt Square?

Quote: Who has a stake in Roosevelt Square?

“At every community meeting I’ve ever attended, the people who show up are the homeowners. If you pay $2,500 in rent, which is a fancy apartment, th ...
Habitat's Mark Segal on affordable housing and market conditions

Habitat's Mark Segal on affordable housing and market conditions

"The financing of affordable housing will always be complicated," but it's still a necessary component of urban development, says Mark Segal, the pr ...
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