The Platform and Toolkit were produced and relased in three parts:
RELEASE NO. 1 - OVERVIEW, CITY SNAPSHOTS, HOUSING AND POPULATION DATA
RELEASE NO. 2 - HOUSEHOLD INSTABILITY INCREASES DRAMATICALLY-CHICAGO AT RISK
Nearly half of all Chicago households spent too much on housing, according to the most recent American Community Survey data from the U. S. Census at the time of the report. More than 472,000 households in the entire city were at risk, with insufficient income to pay for transportation, education, health care, and other essential items.
RELEASE NO. 3 - WE NEED THE PEOPLE WHO NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING
For Chicago’s residents and our workforce, the ability to locate and sustain housing that is affordable relative to their incomes is the first foundation for stability in employment and healthy communities. Growing and retaining Chicago’s job base is crucial for the economic health of the City and its neighborhoods. The development and preservation of affordable housing not only gives workers and employers access to affordable housing, but it also provides the economic engine that supports the vitality of the region and its ongoing economic recovery. While this remains true to this day, it was epecially salient for our toolkit.