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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.
SRO owners call proposed ordinance ‘hostile’
Sep. 9, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office wants to preserve affordable housing in single-room occupancy and residential hotels by levying hefty fines on building owners who don’t comply.
The tale of the two-flat
Aug. 20, 2014
Skip the skyscraper! The most interesting building in Chicago is tied to its neighborhoods and its working class.
Developer defends record on affordability
Jul. 10, 2014
Jay Michael, co-founder of FLATS Chicago, has been accused of displacing hundreds of low-income tenants on Chicago’s North Side. But he says he’s doing much to retain affordability in the market.
Are the best cities youth obsessed?
Dec. 3, 2013
Thirty-five is not as easy as 25. And with greater adulthood comes greater concerns.
Surviving the grim side of the ‘Cinderella’ story
Oct. 4, 2013
A Chicago woman who suffered from abuse, other ills, finds empathy and strength.
Tenants lose battle over SRO
Jun. 14, 2013
A long battle between tenants and the new owners of a far North Side single-room occupancy hotel is ending. A judge has given the three remaining tenants 8 days to vacate.
What it took to rehab the Viceroy
May. 31, 2013
An historic West Side hotel with a squalid past is transformed into a model of green, affordable housing.
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