Posts tagged "affordable housing"

Does affordable housing attract Chicagoans to Indianapolis?

According to an article at Urbanophile, more than 48,000 Chicagoans migrated to Indianapolis between 2001 and 2009. Indianapolitans (?) also migrated to Chicago, but Indianapolis had a net gain of more than 12,000 people in the moves between the cities during that time period. A lower cost of living, including housing costs, is one of... Read more »

Meet the LiveEvanston team and Chris, a first-time home buyer

LiveEvanston is a City of Evanston initiative that makes attractive, high-quality homes affordable to qualified moderate-income families. LiveEvanston is purchasing 100 homes and condos in two Evanston neighborhoods, completely rehabbing them, and selling them to buyers who meet income restrictions — typically $26,550 to $98,280. The program offers down payments as low as 3.5% and... Read more »

Play Robin Hood in Highland Park's Sherwood Forest

You can play a part in doing something about Chicago’s growing shortage of affordable housing, and play Robin Hood to a family earning less than 80% of Chicagoland’s median income. Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is a land trust, initiated by the City of Highland Park, that helps provide quality housing to low- and... Read more »

Where Winnetka airs its dirty laundry

The Winnetka Home Owners Association site is a venue where the elite meet to bleat about crumbling streets, flooding basements, and less affluent barbarians at their gates. The site’s motto seems to be “kick ‘em when they’re up, kick ‘em when they’re down.” If you love dirty laundry, you’ll definitely want to spend some time... Read more »

Are Winnetkans opposed to affordable housing?

Or are Winnetkans, many of whom once lived in Chicago, accomplished ballot stuffers? Either conclusion, or none, can be drawn from the results of an online poll conducted by The Winnetka Current, a local newsweekly. The poll questions and current results are as follows: Should Winnetka explore creation of a community land trust or use... Read more »

Service day - make affordable housing happen in Highland Park

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is calling for 15 volunteers to help with painting and landscaping at a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home that’s being prepared for a new homeowner in the Sherwood Forest area of Highland Park. Help is needed Sunday May 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CPAH guarantees a “feel good” time... Read more »

Remembering a more affordable - and neighborly - Winnetka

Proponents of affordable housing in Winnetka have created a Web site – Winnetka is Neighborly (WIN) – to inform Winnetkans on the long-simmering controversy. The site links to a Google Group which people can join to stay current. Anyone who’s spent any amount of time in Winnetka has seen the many modest homes, 2-flats and... Read more »

Winnetkans oppose, Plan Commission approves affordable housing plan

The Village of Winnetka’s Plan Commission recently considered, and adopted, a plan to expand the availability of affordable housing in the affluent village. The plan moves on to consideration by the Village Council. If you only read the muddled report on the plan in this Trib Local article, and the resident e-mails linked in that... Read more »

North Shore real estate news roundup

Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. If you’re homeward bound to the North Shore, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities. Proposed 9-hole course at Fort Sheridan Lake Bluff approves library renovation... Read more »

North Shore real estate news roundup

Herewith a few of the recent stories that are affecting real estate and how life’s lived on Chicago’s North Shore: Traffic issues in Winnetka from Metra construction Willow Road Edens ramp closure starts November 3 Water rates on the rise in Highland Park Where will Lake Bluff residents swim? Lake Forest affordable housing plan delayed... Read more »