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Community Area Fact Sheets

 Release event attendees study Community Area Fact Sheets at Access Living, September 18, 2013 

Changes in population, reduced income, and increased housing costs threaten the housing security of thousands of Chicagoans.

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2013 City of Chicago Housing Fact Sheet

As the first in a series of releases towards the Affordable Housing Fact Book publication on City and Statewide housing data, the City of Chicago Housing Fact Sheet reflects trends from a demographic and market perspective.

 Notable findings:

The loss of 200,000 residents is largely made up of family households.

The median household income is $46,877 in contrast to the 6-county HUD area median income of $75,100.

Households with income over $75,000 grew by 100,000.

50% of all renters are cost burdened which is an increase of 32.5%.  Half of all homeowners pay over 30% of their income towards mortgage payments.  This is an increase of 78% since 2000.

In a longstanding partnership with the UIC's Voorhees Center for Neighborhood Improvement and funded by the Chicago Community Trust, CRN's unique analysis combines information from 2000 and 2010 Decennial censuses and the 2010 American Community Survey.

Chicago Rehab Network - recepient of the macarthur foundation 2006 creative and effective institution award

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Watch Kevin Jackson speak about affordable housing.

Save the Date

Join CRN at our winter meeting and Empowerment Series graduation! We will discuss our plans for 2019 and honor our graduates.

January 31, 2019 | 4-7pm
BMO Harris Executive Dining Room
115 S LaSalle St.


OUT NOW: New CRN Platform

Our new policy platform, Five Strategies Toward Housing Stability for all Chicagoans, is out now. As Chicago gears up for its next Five Year Housing Plan, it is crucial that City policy reflects Chicago's changing demographic landscape and prioritizes affordability and security in housing. We outline five strategies that promote affordability and confront the racial and economic disparities that make housing inaccessible in our city. Read it here.