NEWS FROM CHICAGO HOUSING INITIATIVE

When he was a resident of the Wilson Men’s Hotel in Uptown, Lamont Burnett paid $340 a month for a tiny cubicle room in the building, where he shared a bathroom with 75 men, he said.  But after the building was purchased by a developer in 2017 and shut down so it...

September 26, 2019

Mayor Lightfoot was urged Wednesday to replace "patchwork planning by Aldermanic prerogative" with community-development decision-making driven by a commitment to racial equity.

July 24, 2019

A group of about 20 aldermen is reintroducing a series of ordinances aimed at increasing affordable housing in Chicago—in some cases, tripling the number of affordable units developers would have to build.

May 11, 2017

 In Jefferson Park, on Chicago's Northwest Side, a group of residents has come together with stakeholders to support a proposed development that will contain 80 affordable, accessible units. This new organization, Neighbors for Affordable Housing in Jefferson Park (NfA...

January 13, 2017

"While tens of thousands of families languished on a waiting list for assistance, the Chicago Housing Authority paid off practically all of its debt and overfunded its pension plan, according to a report released Friday by the bipartisan Center for Tax and Budget Accou...

July 7, 2016

The Keeping the Promise Campaign is an effort to drop homelessness in Chicago and dramatically increase access to affordable housing at no cost to Chicago’s City Government through reforming the Chicago Housing Authority.

Reforming the Chicago Housing Authority is the k...

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