Public Education

Chances are you, or someone you know, has lived in "affordable housing." Most vibrant, thriving communities have a range of housing opportunities for a variety of people: seniors, families, tradesman, service professionals, young adults, disabled, those in transition or struggling to make ends meet. Yet, in Chicago and throughout Illinois, fewer and fewer renters are able to afford the cost of a two-bedroom apartment.

Public Awareness was identified as a priority of the Valuing Affordability Campaign in Participants in the 2001 Valuing Affordability Conference outlined an initiative to combine advertising, media outreach, and education to affect perceptions about affordable housing at the local, city and state levels. CRN founded Housing Illinois, a coalition of affordable housing organizations, to focus on the public relations campaign.

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