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Activists Attempt To Create Community Garden On Old Gas Station Site — Even Though Affordable Housing Is Being Built There

“I was expecting NIMBYs and the other challenges people face when supporting affordable housing," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez said. "It’s really bizarre I’m arguing with a leftist organization."

Albany Park

60 Affordable Apartments Proposed For Albany Park Using City Tax Credits

Celadon Holdings wants to build an apartment building called Metropolitan Apartments in the empty lot at 3557 W. Lawrence Ave.

Albany Park

Affordable Housing Planned Next To Western Brown Line Stop Misses Out On $1.5 Million In Tax Breaks

But developers say they'll try again amid some pushback from Lincoln Square neighbors about the loss of a parking lot.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Mark Fishman And Logan Square Landlords Sue To Block Affordable Housing Project Near Blue Line

The lawsuit argues replacing a surface parking lot with 100 subsidized apartments would cause them “irreparable injury.”

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Citywide Crisis Deepens, Residents Await Lightfoot’s Master Plan On Affordable Housing

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: "I don’t want us to go into the future continuing to be known as one of the most segregated cities in the country," the mayor said.


New Report Outlines City’s Plan For Woodlawn’s Development Near Obama Center Site

A draft report reviewing 11 plans for Woodlawn over a 15-year span was released Thursday, but residents wondered why some community groups weren't included.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Logan Square All-Affordable Apartments Score City Council Approval Despite Ald. Lopez’s Push To Stall Project

Ald. Ray Lopez said people called his South Side ward office to speak out against the proposal, but the zoning change was ultimately granted.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Need To Speak With A Lawyer About An Issue With Your Lease? Attend This Free West Town Housing Clinic

Residents will also be able to consult one-on-one with a professional to discuss a particular housing or rental issue. Services will be offered in English and in Spanish.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Rodriguez Demands Better Security At Albany Park Apartments After Break-Ins, Landlord Moves To Evict Tenants

Landlord George Triff says he's evicting tenants in three apartments because he needs to work to make repairs to the units.

Albany Park

Fighting To Keep Pilsen Affordable, Group Wants To Build 45 Units In Booming Part Of The Neighborhood

The Resurrection Project wants to build a six-story building with retail and parking at 19th and Racine.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

To Keep These 94 Austin Apartments Affordable, A Nonprofit Developer Bought The Buildings

The Preservation of Affordable Housing group has amassed over 1,700 units in Chicago since 2008.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Controversial Jefferson Park Affordable Housing Complex Set To Get State Tax Credits — On Arena’s Last Day In Office

Ald. John Arena's support for the affordable housing development likely cost him his seat, supporters say.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Affordable Rental Options Vanishing Rapidly In Logan Square, Jefferson Park, New Study Shows

The study highlights the quick pace of change in affordable rental units — and the falling population of lower-income renters — in neighborhoods like Logan Square.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Anti-Gentrification Activists To Recreate Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem During Affordable Housing Event

“Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was about overturning the 'powers-that-be' that keep systems of injustice thriving," said Rev. Erin Coleman Branchaud.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A Century

Despite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are "in distress" as people convert them into single-family homes.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

City Council Approves New Pilsen, Little Village Affordable Housing Plan

The city’s affordable housing requirement increases from 10 to 20 percent in a 7.2-mile area on the city's Southwest Side.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Shuttered Pilsen Church Could Transform Into Affordable Apartments Under Bold New Plan

The 42-unit affordable housing plan would include community gathering areas and a small commercial space, according to The Resurrection Project.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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