The report finds that the majority of the Chicago Housing Authority's 35,000 Housing Choice Voucher households continue to reside in predominately African-American, poverty concentrated communities in Chicago . These communities, which continue to struggle with high rates of unemployment, foreclosures, and above average rates of crime and poor health, do not provide real opportunity for voucher families. The report recommends that the Chicago Housing Authority, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Chicago, housing advocates, and public officials work together towards a comprehensive agenda to advance housing mobility and real opportunities for voucher families, as well as to strategically invest in the communities where voucher families currently live.
Report examines accessibility of subsidized units and provides an estimate of units statewide that have accessible/adaptable features. Recommendations are given on how to diminish the disconnect between accessible units and the people that need them. The report is also available in accessible format, by calling the Center at 312-996-6336.
Focuses on the types of projects that have been developed, the people that have benefited and the program's ability to meet diverse local houisng needs.
This dataset includes information on Chicago multi-family rental developments that received funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, and various IHDA or HUD programs. The database is therefore lacking data on most projects that did not receive funding from any of these sources. This includes the relatively small number of projects that received funding solely though the City's Department of Housing multifamily program or through CDBG, HOME or TIF dollars.
Highlights the affordability expiration of Project-Based Section 8 developments in Illinois as well as the accomplishments of Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund.