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Organizers Protest Near Lightfoot’s Home, Demanding More South Side Housing Protections As Obama Center Is Built

South Siders have pushed city leaders to act faster to safeguard affordable housing near the massive project in Jackson Park. "We cannot wait on IOUs ... for more affordable housing to come later."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ald. Jeanette Taylor Waited Decades For A Section 8 Apartment. It Took So Long, She No Longer Needs One.

Now, the South Side alderperson is working to change the system so no one waits decades for affordable housing again. "Housing is key to everything else that’s wrong with this city," she said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City To Seek Developers, Applicants For 1st Phase Of Woodlawn Affordable Housing Protections This Summer

The city will choose by the end of the year developers to build five projects that would bring about 350 apartments to 63rd Street.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Building To Get Loan, Grant Money For Repairs As City Pilots Fund To Support Neighborhood’s Condos, Co-Ops

The fund will help existing South Shore residents "remain in their home [and] access needed repairs and maintenance," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A $30 Million Grant In Woodlawn Led To $400 Million In Investment, Revitalizing Neighborhood, Study Finds

Nonprofit developer Preservation of Affordable Housing used the $30.5 million grant to boost housing and amenities, sending Woodlawn on an "upswing." But more work needs to be done, local leaders said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Commission Approves Garfield Green Affordable Housing To ‘Counteract Pressures Of Displacement’ In East Garfield Park

The affordable housing project is intended to keep Garfield Park affordable while amplifying the benefits of other investments in the area, like the Hatchery and the Eco-Orchard.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Previews 1st Phase Of Woodlawn Affordable Housing, But Activists Press To Speed Up Timeline With Obama Center’s Arrival Looming

Officials proposed redeveloping 13 vacant lots on 63rd Street into five buildings with about 100 affordable apartments, with each building similar in scale to the Park Station project approved last fall.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Pilsen Paletero Is The First To Benefit From Change In Housing Policy

Now, Don Ananías Ocampo is recovering from knee surgery in an affordable apartment. The change in policy will help other aging immigrants, too, officials said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Need Rent Help? The City And State Will Reopen Their Rent Assistance Programs Monday

Chicago renters and housing providers can apply for money to pay back rent through the city’s Department of Housing or the Illinois Housing Development Authority.


City Council Approves Woodlawn Affordable Housing Ordinance Near Obama Center: ‘A Step In The Right Direction’

As more than 50 vacant lots in Woodlawn are redeveloped, 30 percent of the units will be reserved for "very low-income" renters.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Organizers Celebrate Woodlawn Housing Protections, But Fight Continues To Keep Affordable Housing Near Obama Center

With an affordable housing ordinance in place for Woodlawn, South Side organizers say they also want to help lower-income residents in nearby neighborhoods. "This is a small step in the right direction," an alderman said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Englewood Nonprofit Gets $1 Million For Job Training Program

The program offers paid construction training and apprenticeship programs to returning Chicago residents.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Plan Commission Approves Report On Woodlawn’s Future Near Obama Site — But City Says ‘This Is Not A Plan’

The report is meant to serve as a framework for preserving affordable housing, not be "the final say." The specifics must be hashed out in an ordinance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

City’s Scaled-Back Obama Center Housing Plan Doesn’t Do Enough To Protect Woodlawn, Alderman Says

"I don't want to kill [the city's plan], but if that's what needs to happen to make sure we're not displaced, then that's what's got to happen," Ald. Jeanette Taylor said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Unveils Scaled-Back Plan For Preserving Affordable Housing Near Obama Center

Woodlawn would be included in the plan, but most of South Shore and Washington Park would not.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Does Your Roof Or Porch Need Repairing? The City May Be Able To Help

Residents can apply to participate in a one-day lottery next week.