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...

January 9, 2018

"Activists gathered on Monday to protest a meeting with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in Chicago."
 

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...

May 10, 2017

 A group of North and Northwest Side aldermen have committed to bringing at least 50 CHA-subsidized affordable housing into their wards and called for action on the Keeping the Promise Ordinance.  While parts of Chicago have a great deal of subsidized housing, many Nor...

March 6, 2017

"For extremely low-income households, there is a shortage of affordable housing across the U.S., according to a report released Thursday by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

In Illinois, there are 32 available and affordable units for every 100 such h...

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...

August 9, 2016

Chicago’s Housing Experiment. In the past decade, 82 crime ridden high-rises have been demolished, and with them, the lives of nearly 42,000 people left without homes. While redevelopment has improved the lives for many, some public housing residents fear they’ll now b...

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