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April 1: 

Chicago Magazine: The Rent Is Too Damn High in Chicago (And Most Places)


October 16: 

Crain's Chicago Business: Opinion: Neighborhoods haven't recovered from recession, and city budget won't help

October 10: 

Crain's Chicago Business: Chicago's apartment developers scurry to beat new affordable housing law

June 8: 

DNA Info: Ald. Joe Moore Takes Over Housing Comittee, Puts Heat on CHA 

June 4: 

Chicago Community Trust Insights: Half of IL Renters, One-Third of Owners Unable to Afford Thier Housing 

June 2: 

National Mortgage Professional Magazine: New Study Finds Rental Affordability Crisis in Chicago

June 1: 

Chicago Reporter: Half of Chicago Renters Can't Afford Their Housing

April 9: 

Crain's Chicago Business: How Chicago's wealthiest neighborhoods tipped the election to Emanuel 

April 4: 

Crain's Chicago Business: Will North Side voters come to Emanuel's rescue?

February 19: 

Chicago Tribune: 2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at the ballot box 

February 10: 

Crain's Chicago Business: Opinion: Housing Resources at Risk

February 7: 

The Chicago Crusader: Students Learn Fundamentals of Housing Development and Management

January 25: 

Chicago Sun-Times: Letter to the Editor Housing Affordability and Community Stability Derailed by City Council


December 12: 

Next City: Chicago Rethinks Rules for Developers to Increase Affordable Housing

April 28: 

Crain's Chicago Business Real Estate Daily: City mulls message to builders: No affordable units?  No permits. 

March 28: 

WBEZ: Quinn's tax refund plan locks out most Illinois renters  

January 16:

Crain's Chicago Business Real Estate Daily "Dealmakers": Uphill Battle: Housing cuts worry rehab leader 

January 15:

Chicago Tribune: Mayor's new plan could tighten affordable housing law 

WBEZ: Emanuel presents five-year housing plan to city council 


December 16:

NBC's Ward Room: Despite Support, Affordable Housing in Chicago Remains in Crisis 

CSN Chicago: Affordable Housing in Chicago Remains in Crisis 

September 29: Chicago Tribune

Chicago Development Programs Bypass Austin- West Side Neighborhood Has 'Flat-Out Been Ignored,' Activist Says 

August 18: Crain's Chicago Business

Foreclosure Aid Plan Disappoints

May 21: Daily Whale

Cost to Build Affordable Housing in Chicago on the Rise 

Spring: HUD Evidence Matters

Inclusionary Zoning and Mixed-Income Communities 


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.




January 21: Crain's Chicago Business
Affordable Housing is hedge against the dying middle class.

December 26:                                                                                    Press Release: Evergreen Terrace Apartments Residents Fight for their homes                                                                                                    Herald News (Joliet, Ill.): Tenants sue Joliet to keep Evergreen Housing Project

Chicago Tribune: Joliet sued over plans to raze complex                          WBEZ-FM: Low income residents sue the city of Joliet                              News Channel 2 CBS: Chicago Low income residents sue Joliet over housing

September 20: Chicago Reader
Housing, Schmousing

June 1: Chicago Defender
West Side Woman Seeks to Improve Lawndale

May 14: Chicago Sun-Times
City OKs Mayor's Affordable Housing Plan

Summer: Development News
Chicago Expands Mandatory Affordable Housing for Private Residential Development

January 26: Chicago Defender
Bill "Dock" Walls Lays Out His Ideas for Affordable Housing in City

January 24: Chicago Defender
Housing Watchdog Group Says Chicago's Pricing Minorities Out of City


November 15: Chicago Defender
Providing Shelter for Others ...

November 6: Chicago Defender
Teesee's Town: Celebration Time!

November: Breakthroughs- HUDUSER Regulatory Barriers Newsletter
Tax Policies to Support Affordable Housing

October 28: Chicago Tribune
Concrete Blocked in New City Buildings

October 23: Crain's Chicago Business
Daley Seeks to Slow Condo Conversions 

October 11:                                                                                     Chicago Sun Times: Daley Backs Incentives for Affordable Homes          Chicago Tribune: Daley Proposes Compromise on Housing

August 24:
Washington Post: An Honor and a Boon for Nine Nonprofits
Chicago Tribune: Beyond Geniuses, MacArthur Awards Small Nonprofits                                                                                 United Press International: Creativity Awards Announced                      Reuters: MacArthur 'Genuis' Grants Go to Nine Nonprofit Groups                                                                                                  The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Small Charities Win Grants From A Big Foundation

August 23: Chicago Sun Times
Lack of Affordable Housing Is Costly


January 26: Chicago Defender
Proposed Ordinance Will Set Aside Some New Housing for Low-Income Families


July 10: People's Weekly World
Chicago Unions, Tenants Fight for Housing

May 5: Chicago Sun Times
Revised Housing Set-aside Plan Ready, but Mayor Still Opposed

February 3
Report: Housing Squeeze Worsens

February 3: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Final Edition
Housing Costs Hurt More ; 800,000 in State Pay 3rd of Income on Rent, Mortgage

January 28: Chicago Tribune, South-Southwest Final, SSW Edition    Developer Bonuses Key in Zoning Plan; City Builders Get Incentives to Build Affordable Units


October 8: Chicago Tribune, South-Southwest Final                               Plan to Close Joliet Complex Hit 

October 21: CRN Editorial
Keeping Evergreen Best Bet for Tenants 

October 21: Chicago Tribune Reporter                                                   Joliet Presses Owner of Complex: Criticism mounts in wake of killing

October 21: Chicago Sun Times
Will Low-Income Housing Near Joliet Casino Be Torn Down?                 

October 20: Crain's Chicago Business                                                    A Showdown Brews in Joliet: Gidwitz, Weller at odds over low-income housing

August 23: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Final Edition                                   The Real Impact of Housing Set-Asides

August 13: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Final Edition                             The Push for Affordable Housing

April 11: Chicago Tribune, West Final Edition
Low-Income Housing Gains Favor; Poll Sees a Shift in Public Opinion


October 17: Chicago Tribune, South Sports Final Edition                         CHA Board OKs '02 Plans to Rehab, Build 6,500 units; Activists, Experts Raise Questions Over Funds, Land

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