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Marisa Novara

Marisa Novara
Marisa Novara

Chicago Approves Landmark Effort To Boost Affordable Housing Near Transit And Stall Gentrification

The ordinance greatly expands the city's transit-oriented development program, which provides incentives for developers building near train stations and certain bus lines.


All-Affordable Logan Square Apartment Complex Opens After Years Of Planning: ‘This Is Nothing Less Than A Day Of Resurrection’

Formerly known as Emmett Street Apartments, the development has been renamed after Chicago labor activist Lucy Gonzalez Parsons.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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

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.


Roosevelt Square Project On Track To Deliver Over 200 Residential Units On Near West Side After Plan Commission Approval

The residential units would include market-rate, affordable and units retained for Chicago Housing Authority residents.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

35 Historic But Vacant Pullman Row Houses To Be Rehabbed And Sold

The homes are part of the Pullman railroad company's historic neighborhood but have fallen into disrepair.

Roseland, Pullman

83,000 People Apply For Just 2,000 City Grants To Help Unemployed Chicagoans

The overwhelming demand for the grants means that fewer than 2.5 percent of applicants will get the funds, which will start going out this week.


With Family Chats, Foundation Aims To Introduce Al Raby’s Legacy To A New Generation

CPS CEO Janice Jackson, author Lee Bey and Chicago Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara are among the panelists.

Bronzeville, Near South Side