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Study: Consumer laws helped limit Chicago foreclosures

Regulations against predatory lending helped prevent thousands of Chicagoans from losing their homes, according to a new report.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA okays demolition of South Side church building

The agency wants to demolish the building because fires have weakened the structure. The sides of the front entry have burned and collapsed, and the property is open to squatters.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Homeless agencies see trouble in stimulus money

After federal officials promised new money for homelessness prevention in Illinois, state officials cut back on their funding. Now, advocates wonder what will happen when the stimulus money disappears.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Straddling high-rises and the ivory tower, a scholar examines Chicago's public housing

Roosevelt University professor Brad Hunt's new book chronicles a series of missteps that brought Chicago's public housing to a violent low point in the 1980s.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA officials recommend demolition of historic South Side church

The CHA bought the building in 1993. Since then, it's been vacant. Several fires have weakened the structure, and it's become a home for squatters.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

City officials outline affordable-housing spending

The Chicago Department of Community Development helped place and keep city residents in more than 4,400 units of housing during the first quarter of this year.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA program points young residents toward college

A college prep program run by the Chicago Housing Authority helps students raise reading scores by three grade levels.

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Real-world training helps CHA residents gain upper hand

almost 5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Ickes' past comes tumbling down

As officials prepare to demolish most of the Harold Ickes Homes, residents reflect on the development's history. Though some of its buildings are now boarded up, Ickes was once a showplace for public housing.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

For an answer on housing, Bronzeville residents visit the mayor's house

Residents say they are concerned that Chicago's Olympic bid could displace tens of thousands of residents in their historic black community. They are pushing officials to set aside 500 vacant lots for affordable housing before the International Olympic Committee picks a host city in October.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

CHA to consider paring list of property managers

Chicago Housing Authority officials have recommended a plan to scrap nine existing property managers, a proposal that would leave fewer companies to manage more than 20,000 public-housing units across the city.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Barbed wire raises prickly questions of race and class

A short-lived installation of barbed wire has upset black, low-income tenants in a government-subsidized rental building, even as their property manager stresses his best intentions.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Lacking hope, a family looks for home

Chicago playwright Nambi E. Kelley's "Hope VI" examines the struggle of a displaced family after the demolition of the Robert Taylor Homes. The Chicago Dramatists stage the play tonight.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

Organization helps low-income residents keep their homes

Lakeside Community Development Corp. began as a response to gentrification in and around Rogers Park. The organization turns four years old today.

5 years ago | Adrian G. Uribarri

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