Housing

Supporting more balanced, forward-looking housing policies that acknowledge the importance of affordable rental housing and the role that various attributes of housing may play in promoting strong, resilient families and vibrant communities Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Rental Housing Affordability Remains a Challenge in Cook County

This report found Cook County's affordability gap — the difference between demand for affordable housing by lower-income households and the supply — is still seven percent higher than in 2007 when the housing market collapsed.
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Consolidating Rental Assistance Would Increase Efficiency, Expand Opportunity

This report recommends the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allow local agencies to merge or form consortiums to share resources and increase families’ abilities to use rental vouchers to live where they choose.
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Record Number of Renters Face Severe Affordability Problems

Despite a strong rebound in multifamily construction, tight rental markets continue to make it difficult for low- and moderate-income renters to find housing they can afford.
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