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Irving Park Alderwoman OKs Plan For Affordable Apartments For Native Americans

The developer's plan is aimed at addressing rising rents and the de-conversion of two-flats into single-family homes on the Northwest Side.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Irving Park Neighbors Want Developer To Downsize Affordable Apartments For Native Americans

Neighbors want the building to be shorter and add parking, but Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez said changing the design now could jeopardize highly competitive tax credits needed for construction.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

As Affordable Apartment Development For Native Americans Moves Forward, Irving Park Neighbors Weigh In

The developer wants the new housing to serve as a shared place for Chicago's Native Americans community — but apartments wouldn't exclusively be earmarked for Indigenous neighbors.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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.


Affordable Apartments On Auburn Gresham’s 79th Street Move Forward With A $40 Million Price Tag

Developers hope to secure $15 million in TIF funding to build two affordable housing units on vacant land along 79th Street, a project that's been fiercely debated nearly a year.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Lincoln Square Neighbors Rally For Affordable Housing Proposal Amid Parking-Fueled Debate: ‘The Community Is Ready’

The much-debated project has stalled over disagreement about how much parking the area needs. "This is something we care about a lot and we want to see it move forward," one organizer said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

As Parking Fight Risks Derailing Lincoln Square Affordable Housing Project, Residents Call For Compromise

The project at Western and Leland has been controversial among neighbors who want affordable housing at a city-owned lot and those who want to preserve public parking in a busy shopping district.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Affordable Housing Development Stalls As City Rejects Funding 40+ Parking Spots

City officials said the current plan has too much parking and accused the alderman and developer of ignoring their warnings about the issue.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Neighbors Petitioning City To Advance Affordable Housing Proposal Near Brown Line

City officials say they are committed to building the low-cost housing near the Brown Line. But the compromise neighbors reached on public parking is a sticking point for key funding.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Residents Move Into Jefferson Park Affordable Apartments After Years Of Neighborhood Debate: ‘I’m So Happy To Live Here’

The apartment complex by Full Circle Communities has been under construction since January 2020 and has 75 affordable units for veterans, older people and people with disabilities.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Construction Starts At Albany Park Affordable Housing Development Named For Beloved Northwest Side Organizer

The six-story building, named Maria Elena Sifuentes, will include 50 apartments aimed at helping neighbors who might have been priced out of the neighborhood otherwise due to gentrification. 

Albany Park

After Almost 5 Years, Apartments Near Ravenswood Metra With Affordable Housing Could Begin Leasing In Fall

The $40 million complex at the former Chase Bank site was proposed in 2016, and the bank was replaced with a smaller version in 2019. Construction on the apartments could finally wrap by 2023.


North Center Neighbors Hope Apartments Can Boost Lincoln Avenue Businesses And Bring Much-Needed Affordable Housing

The building will have 60 two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom apartments, with more than a dozen set aside as affordable.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Uptown Affordable Housing Developments For Women Who Are Homeless, Low-Income Seniors Get City Approval

Separate housing developments for women facing homelessness and an affordable senior apartment building in Uptown were given the OK from a city commission.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

12-Story Affordable Apartment Building In Edgewater Would Bring Family-Sized Units To North Side, Developer Says

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation wants to turn a city-owned part of Edgewater into an all-affordable apartment complex.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Committee Ignores NW Side Alderman, Approves Apartments He Didn’t Want In Rare Move

Ald. Anthony Napolitano argued the area is overburdened with residential density and denied his opposition has anything to do with planned affordable units.


Irving Park Will Be Home To The City’s First Affordable Housing For Native Americans

The development will include apartments, culturally sensitive social services and a rooftop for Native American cultural practices.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Construction Starts On Shops At Big Deahl, A $250 Million Housing Complex On Near North Side

When finished, the development will include three residential buildings centered around a public park. The first building, called the Seng, is a 34-unit affordable condo building that should be finished by December 2022.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Crews Break Ground On Lincoln Park Affordable Building, Launch Renovation Of 2 Senior Living Facilities

When finished, the Chicago Housing Authority will have built an affordable family building and renovated its Edith Spurlock Sampson Apartments and Annex for older people.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Housing Officials Tout Coach Houses, SROs Among Tools To Expand Affordable Housing: ‘It’s No One Thing’

The city has received more than 300 applications from property owners who want to turn basements, attics and coach houses into additional dwelling units in five pilot zones.

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