Several area banks have committed $330 million toward funding community development on Chicago’s South and West sides.
Heather Cherone with WTTW reports on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new plan to protect affordable housing from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara outlines the importance of paying rent in these uncertain times.
The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board explains why a rent strike would only hurt communities that need support during the coronavirus pandemic.
Austin Stadelman, a student at the University of Illinois, explains why rent control isn’t the solution for our housing affordability crisis.
Ryan Ori with The Chicago Tribune reports on why regulatory uncertainty, including the threat of rent control, is chasing development to other cities.
Greg Hinz with Crain’s Chicago Business reports on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new 20-member affordable housing task force.
Brianna Kelly reports for The Real Deal on what the $500 million presidential center could bring to the South Side of Chicago.
The Manhattan Institute’s Howard Husock explains why rent control failed in New York, and why it’s destined to fail if adopted in Chicago.