Affordable Housing

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks in Chicago, alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on July 8, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

HUD Secretary Troubled By CHA Hoarding Millions

The Obama administration expressed concerns Wednesday about the millions of dollars in funds the Chicago Housing Authority has been hoarding in a great time of need, but said it appears problems are on their way to being solved.


Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Announces Efforts To Boost Development Of West Suburban Cook County

Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday announced nearly $4.3 million in federal funding to increase affordable housing and stabilize communities in three west suburban Cook County communities.


Winnetka Meeting

Winnetka Affordable Housing Plan Draws Cheers, Jeers

It was standing room only last night as the village board discussed an affordable housing plan in the upscale North Shore suburb of Winnetka.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011


Debate On Affordable Housing To Begin In Winnetka

The village president of north suburban Winnetka is calling for a calm, thoughtful debate on the hot-button issue of affordable housing.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011


Winnetka Residents Spar Over Affordable Housing

Residents of the wealthy North Shore suburb of Winnetka are debating a plan by the village to introduce affordable housing into the community.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Want Tax Dollars For Affordable Housing

Despite opposition from Mayor Daley’s office, Chicago aldermen are moving ahead with a plan to use up to $100 million in tax dollars a year to provide more affordable housing in troubled areas of the city.


City Hall

Compromise Could Apply TIF To Affordable Housing

Sponsor argues money would go a long way toward rehabbing and inhabiting foreclosed properties.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2010