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Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Housing Authority Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's housing agency has been pulling hundreds of millions of dollars from a fund earmarked for its affordable housing progr...

How to Find the Absolute Cheapest Apartment in Chicago

Nico Lang | Posted 07.30.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

With the summer apartment season finally upon us in Chicago, everyone I know is in the hot pursuit of the one thing that is even more important than getting a table at Girl and the Goat: that magical dirt-cheap apartment.

New Report: Nearly Half Of Chicago Mortgages Are Underwater

Posted 10.25.2012 | Chicago

Newly released statistics show a mortgage crisis that is only deepening in the nation's third-largest city, with staggering numbers of homeowners in d...

Affordable Housing Ordinance Stalled By Political Maneuvering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An ordinance that would mandate city spending on affordable housing stumbled yesterday on a point of protocol designed to make government more transpa...

Unfinished Housing Development Leaves South Side Residents Angry, Abandoned

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With its towering turret and well-manicured lawn, Joffrey and Gladys Williams' red-brick house is an oasis amid the piles of rubble and the unfinished...

Affordable Housing On The Brink Of Extinction In Lakeview

Skyline Newspaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amrita Dayal moved into 510 W. Belmont in 1978, a single mom and recent immigrant who had arrived from India just a few years earlier with $8 to her n...

Judge Rewards Chicago Housing Authority In Historic Desegregation Case

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority's long and painful history of racial segregation ended at least legally Thursday, with a federal court ruling that the a...

Last Families Leave The Harold Ickes Homes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once part of the massive State Street public housing corridor spanning Cermak Road to 55th Street, the Harold Ickes Homes has seen its last five famil...

Chicago Home Sales Up 41% As Prices Drop

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Buyers continued to enter the local housing market last month in search of deals. They found them, particularly within the city of Chicago. Sales o...

55-Year-Olds Now Eligible For Senior Housing At CHA

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority board today approved lowering the age for residents who want to live in its senior housing. The new age requirement for...

Pilsen And Englewood Plan New Low-Income Housing

Chi-Town Daily News | Megan Cottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Developers are poised to replace two vacant lots with much-needed housing in Englewood and Pilsen, neighborhoods that have a scarcity of dwellings, re...

Be Obama's Neighbor: Kenwood Homes Under $350K

Zillow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Charming 2b condo in completely renovated landmark mansion unit overlooks historic drexel blvd. And features 10' ceilings cherry granite & ss kitchen,...

Chicago Home Prices Drop Nearly 10%

Chicago Tribune | Mary Ellen Podmolik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Existing home sales continue in the Chicago metro area fell 17.7 percent from a year ago to 5,397 sales in October properties -- while the median pric...

Real Estate Woes Hurt CHA Plan For Transformation

Chicago Journal | Micah Maidenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHA has been criticized since the plan was announced in 1999 for how demolition of tens of thousands of units would affect Chicago's poorest. But now ...

Chicago Home Sales Fall 23%

Chicago Sun-Times | Francine Knowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Home sales in Chicago fell 23 percent and the median price fell 4.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, the Illinois Association of Real...

Look North: Edgewater Homes Under $350,000

Zillow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gorgeous sun-filled top floor condo with awesome finishes! 2 year old gut rehab with cherry hardwood floors throughout. 1.5 baths, vaulted ceiling, cr...

Housing Group Mixed On Citigroup's Mortgage Relief Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Tasha Flournoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Citigroup announced today a moratorium on some home foreclosures. The news comes as foreclosures in the Chicago region continue to skyrocket. Over th...

They're Out There: Loop Condos Under $200,000

Zillow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Studio is move-in ready! Perfect for student or intown. Conveniently located for a single! Tastefully painted in taupe has updated kitchen with granit...

Go West: Single Family Homes Under $300,000

Zillow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Stunning 2BD/1BA Condo in hip West Bucktown. Complete rehab on the top floor w/beautiful finishes. Features include exposed brick, original wood detai...

Why Property Taxes Rise Even As Home Values Plunge

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few hours after my property tax bill arrived in the mail last week, I took the dog for a walk and bumped into a neighbor. "My taxes went up again," ...

Chicago Residents Charged in HUD, Social Security Fraud

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fifteen people are facing federal charges Thursday of defrauding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development out of hundreds of thousands of ...

Foreclosure-Heavy Englewood Gets Condo Conversion

WBEZ | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Englewood has one of the highest foreclosure rates in Chicago. So it may come as a surprise that one local developer is going out on a limb by marketi...