Posts in category "Tax Increment Financing District"

City's Neighborhood Improvement Program Provides Grants For Home Repairs

Chicago’s must lamented TIF districts are as confusing as they are controversial. Much has been written about their existence, their usefulness and their primary goal of spurring development in blighted areas. Yet some Chicagoans might be surprised to discover that a component of some of the TIF districts is the little known Neighborhood Improvement Program.... Read more »


My condo association has been through hell over the past eight years. Crumbling back porches, special assessments, digging ourselves out a financial hole, multiple foreclosures—we’ve seen it all. Yet despite the drama and the infighting, we’ve managed to keep it together—barely. Still greater challenges loom ahead, obstacles that once again seem insurmountable.  Putting together a... Read more »