Department of Housing
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Englewood Nonprofit Gets $1 Million For Job Training Program
The program offers paid construction training and apprenticeship programs to returning Chicago residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.