By Yilun Cheng Medill Reports It seemed like just another winter day in 2008 when Keith Rodgers came out of his home on North Halsted Street –– a three-story red brick building housing eight mixed-income families in the Near North Side neighborhood –– and saw nearly a dozen police cars closing in on him. Born […]
By Sydney Boles Medill Reports A new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows that affordable housing is further out of reach for minimum wage workers in Chicago than it was in 2015. Someone working at the Chicago minimum wage would have to work 1.6 full-time jobs to afford a one-bedroom apartment, up […]
By Hannah Levitt Home builder confidence in single-family housing rose to the highest level since 2005, buoyed by increased confidence since the November presidential election. The Housing Market Index rose to 71 in March, jumping 9.2 percent from 65 in February and higher than the Bloomberg consensus prediction of 66, according to the National Association […]
By Harry Huggins Three Chicago-based architects won a competition to design a minuscule solution to a large problem, youth homelessness. The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced Thursday that Terry Howell, Marty Sandberg and Lon Stousland won the first ever Tiny Homes Competition. A prototype of their design will take center stage […]
By Alexis Myers and Shen Wu Tan Advocates for affordable housing recently campaigned for the passage of a housing ordinance that aims to reduce homelessness and protect the city’s remaining subsidized housing stock at a City Hall public hearing Feb. 17. The ordinance called “Keeping the Promise” would increase the distribution of housing vouchers, increase […]
By Harry Huggins Rosalinda Hernandez has lived in the Logan Square area for more than 20 years. But the tide of development–and one particularly predatory developer–threatens to push her out of the community she loves.
By Harry Huggins On a freezing cold Thursday morning, a dozen protesters gathered outside a Blue Line station in Logan Square. They handed out flyers to the commuters sidling by them, and they chanted. “We are many! We are tough! Ten percent is not enough!”
By Harry Huggins The leadership of the Chicago Housing Authority approved a new voucher program for homeless families, as well as actions to expand the agency’s public housing stock during its first board meeting Tuesday. After the board announced a $10,000 bonus for new acting Chief Executive Officer, Eugene Jones Jr., CHA residents voiced their […]