Posts tagged "workforce housing"

Mapping lost housing: Lakeview's disappearing SRO hotels

Mapping lost housing: Lakeview's disappearing SRO hotels
I recently got word from Bob Zuley, a reporter and affordable housing advocate in Lakeview, that another single room occupancy hotel was closing–the Abbott– leaving  its 37 residents scrambling to find housing before the year is done. I interviewed Zuley a few weeks back about his years of reporting on these single room occupancy hotels,... Read more »

Lakeview shedding affordable housing units: an interview with reporter and activist Bob Zuley

Lakeview shedding affordable housing units: an interview with reporter and activist Bob Zuley
Chicago Muckrakers is taking a look at affordable housing in the Lakeview neighborhood, specifically single room occupancy buildings or hotels that often function as the housing of last resort for working-poor in the area. The neighborhood has seen these SRO buildings closed and transformed into high-end housing one-by-one for the past few years. Now, only... Read more »