Housing Counseling

Chicago region sees double-digit declines in foreclosure filings and auctions

 CHICAGO—Both foreclosure filings and foreclosure auctions declined substantially in the Chicago six county region between 2013 and 2014, new data from Woodstock Institute show. Foreclosure filings, which indicate the beginning of the foreclosure process, fell by 33.7 percent in the Chicago six county region between 2013 and 2014. Foreclosure auctions, which indicate the completion of the foreclosure process and transfer to new owners, declined by 22.4 percent in the Chicago six county region over the same time period.

Housing Action Illinois 2015 Advocacy Agenda Webinar

Please join us on Monday, March 9 at between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for a webinar where we'll provide an overview of the key advocacy initiatives we're currently working on, including advocating against the massive state budget cuts to human service programs proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner that will negatively impact efforts to end homelessness and create affordable housing.
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Start Date: 
March 9, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Urban Think & Drink Design for the Just City with Toni L. Griffin

Would we design better places if we put our values first? If a city or community articulated what it stood for, what it believed in, what it aspired to be—as a place and community—would it have a better chance of succeeding or sustaining as a healthy, vibrant place?
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Location: 
Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Start Date: 
April 21, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

2015 Annual Luncheon J.B. Pritzker and Miles D. White

MPC is thrilled to announce details for our 2015 Annual Luncheon.
 
This year’s program will feature a keynote address by J.B. Pritzker, co-founder and managing partner of Pritzker Group, and a leading proponent of entrepreneurship and a stronger technology sector focus in the Midwest.
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Location: 
Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 E. Wacker Dr., C
Start Date: 
June 3, 2015 - 11:00am - 1:30pm

Property Management Training Workshop

This program provides landlords with the knowledge to better market, manage, and maintain residential rental property.
 
Topics: Marketing, fair housing, the landlord/tenant ordinance, eviction court, nuisance abatement, real estate tax issues, maintenance and budgeting.
 
Led by: Experienced property managers, attorneys, fair housing experts and real estate tax specialists.
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Location: 
Forest Park Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Avenue Forest Park,
Start Date: 
March 14, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Buying a Home of Your Own - Part 1

Lakeside helps first time homebuyers prepare for buying a home of their own with classes and counseling led by certified instructors and experienced professionals. In this first class of two, we provide an introduction to home purchasing, discuss lender relationships, and talk about how to manage your money and improve your credit. Read more »

Location: 
6636 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60626
Start Date: 
March 21, 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Understanding Fair Housing And How It Impacts Your Work

Access Living, CSH, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance, and Chicago Lawyers’ Committee are excited to host a FREE, one-day training focusing on Fair Housing requirements and regulations that spell out the obligations of jurisdictions, housing developments, and housing counselors throughout the State of Illinois. Training participants will also gain working knowledge of fair housing for persons with disabilities, the Olmsted federal guide, cultural competency, language access, and the importance of connecting residents to areas of opportunity. Read more »

Location: 
115 West Chicago Ave, Chicago IL
Start Date: 
March 3, 2015 - 8:30am - 6:00pm

Multifamily Development

This two-day course explores the details of developing multifamily housing in a practical, hands-on setting.
 
Participants will gain a basic understanding of:
 
1. project planning, including site selection, feasibility analysis and assembling multi-layered financing
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Location: 
140 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1420
Start Date: 
February 10, 2015 - 9:00am - February 11, 2015 - 5:00pm

Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program Workshop (CCMFMP)

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop hosted by the Chicago Urban League. Learn about the foreclosure timeline in Illinois and alternatives to foreclosure.
 
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Location: 
4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60653
Start Date: 
January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Default Mortgage Workshop hosted by the Chicago Urban League. Learn helpful resources to prevent foreclosure available in Illinois.
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Location: 
4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60653
Start Date: 
January 28, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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