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South Siders lobby for neighborhood benefits as Obama library takes shape
May. 26, 2015
Some Chicagoans want legally binding language about economic development in their communities as big projects progress.
Lathrop Homes revamp puts mixed-income housing to the test
Feb. 5, 2015
Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.
As rents rise, residents fight to stay in Albany Park
Dec. 19, 2014
As the housing market heats up in Chicago’s Albany Park, one community group is looking for creative ways to curb the displacement of low-income residents.
Developer sees bright future — and displacement
Dec. 15, 2014
A man proposing an upscale apartment complex on Chicago’s Northwest Side acknowledges the project could price some longtime residents out of the neighborhood.
Homeless families in Chicago
Dec. 12, 2014
While chronic homeless are the most visible, families can often go unnoticed.
Micro businesses help where there’s no work
Nov. 19, 2014
Many minority communities do not have access to capital to start or grow businesses.
SRO tenants gain protections
Nov. 12, 2014
Advocates and low-income residents of single-room occupancy hotels in Chicago hope that new city regulations will help to preserve—and even create new—affordable housing options.
Home appraisals aren’t just about the property
Oct. 7, 2014
How a neighborhood's property is valued plays a key role in its housing market. Learn how appraisers in the Chicago area determine the value of a property, and try your hand at appraising a home yourself.
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