Chicago Rehab Network was awarded $2,837,500 between 1987 and 2015, including 21 grants in Housing, MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, and What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance.


2015 • 1 year • Housing

The Chicago Rehab Network (Network) is a 35-year-old association of community development corporations that operate and advocate for affordable housing across the greater Chicago area. The organization is an integral member of The Preservation Compact, which is a Foundationnsupported effort to raise awareness about the value of rental housing and to create a climate and mechanisms through which public, private, and nonprofit sectors work together to stem the loss of affordable rental housing units in Cook County. As part of its long-standing dedication to help meet the region's demand for decent, affordable housing, the Network develops housing policy solutions, empowers local organizations and tenants, and holds government housing agencies accountable. To ensure that it continues to fulfill these roles, the award helps the Network improve its financial health in the corning years.


2013 • 2 years • Housing

The Chicago Rehab Network is a 35-year old association of Chicago-area non-profit housing developers and managers. As a key participant in the Foundation’s local affordable housing initiative--The Preservation Compact--the Rehab Network has demonstrated that, under certain conditions, informed, proactive tenants associations can be vital to preserving affordable rental units. This grant will strengthen the Rehab Network’s capacity to provide technical assistance to tenants, their organizations, and other stakeholders about how residents can help preserve their federally-assisted housing.


2010 • 3 years • Housing

To participate in The Preservation Compact (over three years).


2007 • 3 years • Housing

In support of technical assistance, organizing, policy and advocacy related to the Preservation Compact (over three years).


2006 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

For resource development strategies and for creation of a formal operating reserve.


2006 • 1 year

In support of strategic planning.


2002 • 1 year • Housing

To support research on attitudes about affordable housing in the Chicago region.


2002 • 3 years • Housing

To foster preservation of affordable rental housing in the Chicago area and nationally (over three years).


2000 • 2 years • Housing

To support policy and practical interventions to preserve Section 8 subsidized housing (over two years).


1998 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To support the Property Tax Initiative.

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