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August 6: Chicago Sun-Times:  City looks to boost affordable housing by changing how it doles out $60M in tax credits

July 24: Bisnow: City Wants To Change Controversial Affordable Housing Ordinance, But Agreement Is Hard To Find


November 15: Executive Director Kevin Jackson on Chicago Newsroom

August 10: Shelterforce: Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—Aug. 10


September 28: Executive Director Kevin Jackson on Chicago Newsroom


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 Committee, Puts Heat on CHA 

June 4: Chicago Community Trust Insights: Half of IL Renters, One-Third of Owners Unable to Afford Their 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 

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 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 Report: 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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