Ending homelessness: A letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune
The Tribune recently published an in-depth feature on the issue of homelessness and those living on the fringes of society. CRN executive director Kevin Jackson responded with a letter to the editor that can be read here.
You're invited: Member & Resident Workshop
All members, residents and leaders are invited to attend. Learn more about cooperatives, resident-owned housing models, and other topics central to affordable, HUD-subsidized co-ops.
Saturday, April 13, 2013; 10am-1pm
Egan Urban Center
1 E Jackson, Suite C 103-C 104
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-803-1312
October 10, 2012 -Mayor Releases 2013 Budget recommendations
The Public Hearing for the 2013 Draft Action Plan - which details how funds from HUDs four entitlement programs will be directed - will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington. Written comments will be accepted until November 15 at City Hall, Room 504.
The full calendar of 2013 Budget hearings can be found here.
2013 Budget Overview
2013 Action Plan CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA
2013 Final Recommendations
2012 CDBG and HOME Cuts Will Impact Illinois Communities
See chart here. Full HUD Budget Chart line by line.
MAY 12, 2011 - CRN Releases Building Our Future Chicago PLatform Identifying solutions to strengthen neighborhoods
Coalition calls on City’s leadership and Chicago 2011 Transition Plan to adopt community development practices based upon decades of success.
April 2011 - National study confirms crn findings on affordability and other news
April 15, 2011 - TOOLKIT RELEASE NO. 3 - Housing and the Economy
We need the people who need affordable housing.
March 29, 2011 - CRN Presents Public Comments on City of Chicago Low Income Housing Qualified Allocation Plan
A Qualified Allocation Plan outlines and explains the City's requirements and basis for awarding tax credits for housing developments. CRN urges the City to adopt a scoring system, prioritize non-profits, match resources with demand, and encourage density levels that promote sustainability.
FEBRUARY 14, 2011 - CITY RELEASES PLAN FOR THirD ROUND OF NSP
The City has released its plan to use the additional $16 million under teh third round of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The City will accept public comment until midnight on February 26th. Stay tuned for CRN's comments on the Plan.
February 8, 2011 - Toolkit Release No. 2 - Household Instability Increases Dramatically-Chicago At Risk
Nearly half of all Chicago households spend too much on housing, according to the most recent American Community Survey data from the U. S. Census. More than 472,000 households in the entire city are at risk, with insufficient income to pay for transportation, education, health care, and other essential items.
February 2, 2011 - LEadership for CHicaGo Neighborhoods: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
As the historic municipal elections draw near, Chicago Rehab Network has compiled a set of questions for all candidates which address several concerns impacting the current state of Chicago’s communities and encompass the most critical policy issues in community development and affordable housing today.
January 31, 2011 - rEGISTER NOW FOR THE 2011 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT SERIES
CRN's annual training series is designed for staff and board members of community-based affordable housing development organizations. As a participant in each workshop, you will learn technical development skills, discuss strategies for community empowerment and reinvestment, and share your experiences with others in the field.
November 19, 2010 - CRN releases new housing data and community guide
CRN is pleased to announce the release of the first in a series of data sets and toolkits that will become part of a complete guide towards Building Our Future Chicago. This community toolkit will help foster dialogue among neighbors, organizations, and fellow residents of Chicago about their community needs and to help educate new and emerging City leaders in the coming months about the crucial role of housing in creating healthy and stable communities.
OCTOBER 14, 2010 - CITY BUDGET IS RELEASED; TIF included in 2011 City Budget for the first time
Using a variety of strategies and cost-saving measures, Mayor Daley released the $6.1 billion balanced City budget yesterday.
October 12, 2010 - chicago rehab network celebrates empowerment series graduates and other news
AUGUST 24, 2010 - CITY PRELIMINARY BUDGET HEARINGS
With a projected $654 million shortfall in corporate fund revenue in FY 2011, the City is faced once again with a difficult financial outlook. As the impact of the economic recession continues, CRN calls on the City to prioritize affordable housing, maintain funding for the Department of Community Development, and include Tax Increment Financing activities in the City Budget.
JULY 7, 2010 - SWEET HOME CHICAGO ORDINANCE
Today, a Joint Meeting of the Committee on Finance and Committee of Housing and Real Estate heard testimony on the Sweet Home Chicago Ordinance which would target 20 percent of citywide TIF revenue towards affordable housing.
CRN's Kevin Jackson testified on the need for affordability and that using TIF funds to preserve and create affordable housing can provide a real economic stimulus for Chicago communities.
learn more about foreclosures in your neighborhood
CRN's foreclosure reports, A Picture of Chicago Foreclosures, tracks foreclosure activity throughout Chicago.
Chicago Rehab Network - recepient of the macarthur foundation 2006 creative and effective institution award
Read More of the award's coverage in the press.
Watch Kevin Jackson speak about affordable housing.
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