Housing in Illinois

October 19th, 2009

 Chicago is nationally renowned for its vibrant neighborhood development sector, energetic community organizations and a city administration that is transforming public housing and promoting green development policies. But signs of the recession are abound: home foreclosures are up 48% from a year ago; over 40% of homeowners and 50% of renters pay more than 30% of their income for shelter.
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Housing Crunch – Helping Renters

August 24th, 2009

How has the economic slowdown affected city planning and affordable housing development? How can public officials best target limited resources to produce the maximum impact when budgets are crunched? What are neighborhood housing advocates doing to cope with the growing foreclosure crisis? How are private landlords coping with rising vacancy rates and operating costs? Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago’s Credit Crunch

November 10th, 2008

Seemingly everyday, news headlines mark the fall of another financial giant and the rising number of home-owners facing foreclosure. Read the rest of this entry »

Kicked out

August 4th, 2008

From inner-city, low-income neighborhoods to wealthy suburbia, it’s hardly news that more and more homeowners from all walks of life are facing foreclosure pressures.Single parents, the elderly, even family pets are falling victim to this national credit crisis. And now, tenants of foreclosed apartment buildings are feeling the crunch. Read the rest of this entry »

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