register now

for full access to
CRN's Fact Book
and Updates

Get involved with CRN

Our mission

For 30 years, the Chicago Rehab Network (CRN) has worked to further the development and preservation of safe affordable housing in Chicago, and throughout the state of Illinois. CRN builds capacity of community developers through training and technical assistance.

Learn more about us »

Support CRN

Your support for the Chicago Rehab Network will help provide a foundation for new strategies for effective policy, communications, training and technical assistance to support the development and preservation of affordable housing across Chicago.

Donate »

Community Area Fact Sheets Released!

 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.

Take a look at all the Chicago Community Area Fact Sheets


2013 City of Chicago Housing Fact Sheet - NEW

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

Read More of the award's coverage in the press.

CRN HISTORY

Watch Kevin Jackson speak about affordable housing.

Featured Issues