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Judge Urges Feds To Review Whether Soccer Team’s Deal To Build On Public Housing Land Violates Civil Rights Laws

Meanwhile, Mayor Brandon Johnson is letting the Chicago Housing Authority spend public funds to keep the deal in place by fighting a lawsuit brought by CHA residents and activists.

Near West Side

Blackhawks Training Center Expansion, South Side Affordable Housing Approved By Key City Panel

An Uptown housing project, a Fulton Market mixed-used development and a Brighton Park community venue also were approved by the city's Plan Commission.


Mayor Can Still Stop Billionaire’s Soccer Team From Taking Over Public Housing Land, Activists Say

The Chicago Fire team is building a practice facility on land long reserved for public housing. Activists speaking over bulldozers say the mayor could still get new homes built there instead.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Housing Advocates Demand Meeting With Mayor As CHA Preps To Move Forward With Projects On West, Southwest And North Sides

The housing agency plans to approve projects that will add 357 new apartments around the city, but housing advocates say more needs to be done.


Logan Square And Avondale Are Losing The Most Affordable Housing In Chicago, Study Shows

Other North Side neighborhoods like West Town, Uptown and Rogers Park also are losing more low-cost apartments. Two- and four-flat buildings also are continuing to vanish throughout the city.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Mercy Housing Plans 50 Affordable Apartments In South Loop After City Council Approval

The organization's Prairie District Apartments plan includes new apartments on Michigan Avenue and renovated single-room occupancy units at 18th and Wabash.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Englewood’s Long-Closed Woods Elementary Now Will Be A Community Center, Health Clinic And Affordable Housing

The $26.6 million project, called The Regenerator, received City Council backing Wednesday. A coalition of Englewood organizers is leading the project.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As Need For Migrant Housing Intensifies, Volunteers Say Community-Run Shelters Are A Model City Should Copy

As thousands of asylum seekers seek refuge in Chicago, volunteers across the city are creating community-run shelters, often offering better conditions than overburdened city-run shelters.


Plan To Transform Vacant Englewood School Into Affordable Housing, Health Center Gets Key City Approval

The Go Green On Racine team began their work 10 years ago to build the $26.6 million project dubbed the Regenerator in the Woods Elementary, which closed in 2013.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Heartland Housing Loses Control Of 14 Affordable Apartment Properties Due To Financial Woes

Worried the city could lose 800 affordable units as the arm of Heartland Alliance failed to pay its bills, city officials asked a judge to transfer control of the properties to another company.


Deal To Lease Public Housing Land To Chicago Fire Soccer Team Violated Civil Rights, Groups Allege In Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges local and federal housing officials didn't conduct a proper civil rights review ahead of the controversial deal.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

City Officials Pitch Plan To Convert Diplomat Motel Into Transitional Housing During Rowdy Meeting

The city wants to convert the motel into housing with services for unhoused Chicagoans. While most neighbors appeared to support it, a small group disrupted the meeting before it could start.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

$48.4 Million Woodlawn Affordable Housing Development Should Have ‘Space For Community,’ Neighbors Say

The Woodlawn Social project was selected this month as the winning proposal to redevelop land on East 63rd Street, bringing 60 affordable apartments and 10 townhomes to the area.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Housing Activists Say It’s Time For A New CHA Boss After Agency Moves To Sell Former Taylor Homes Land

Advocates also want a meeting with Mayor Brandon Johnson and a moratorium on land sales. "When someone else can come in and take housing we're still waiting on, that's not right," one resident said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

As CHA Moves To Sell Public Housing Land To XS Tennis Owner, Activists Vow To Fight For Residents To Return

Kamau Murray's plan to build 39 two-flats and townhomes for tennis employees on the former Robert Taylor Homes awaits federal approval. Housing activists say they won't let it happen.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Lincoln Square’s Diplomat Hotel Could Become Transitional Housing For People Experiencing Homelessness

The motel could be turned into 40 rooms of special housing where residents get housing assistance and mental health and medical care.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Northwest Side Tent City Residents Get Housing After Kennedy Expressway Construction Forces Them Out

All of the residents — about 35 — were matched with housing thanks to an interagency effort. The outcome shows what can be done with more funding for homelessness, advocates say.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Jefferson Park Affordable Housing For Veterans, People With Disabilities Opens With Nature Artwork To Greet Residents

The buildings feature 72 panels by artist Kathryn Eli, whose work can be found around the Northwest Side and suburbs.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City Funding Could Help Bring More Affordable Housing To LaSalle Street

More than 1,600 apartments are slated to come to the financial corridor.


Rogers Park’s Howard Street Could Get 104-Unit ‘Workforce Housing’ Complex Across From CTA Station

The building would bring a sizable investment into an area that has struggled with safety, but some neighbors say the area already has a high concentration of affordable housing.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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