It’s readily apparent that the foreclosure crisis and its resulting vacancies and disinvestment are problems that cross municipal borders.
Solutions for Balancing the Region's Housing Stock
Suburban Cook County Multifamily Preservation Initiative aligns incentives of developers, owners of rental housing
The Suburban Cook County Multifamily Preservation Initiative (SCCMPI) is a new financing program created to encourage the rehabilitation and preservation of quality rental housing throughout suburban Cook County for municipalities and jurisdictions participating (currently or potentially) in the Cook County HOME Collaborative.
Ellen Sahli of the City of Chicago Department of Community Development discusses options for municipalities dealing with vacant property problems. With Dan Klaff of BPI, Carrol Roark of DuPage County Community Development, and Rich Monocchio of the City of Chicago Department of Buildings.
Who should come? Elected Officials, Trustees, Municipal staff, County staff and treasurers
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Cook County rewards communities with more than $12M for taking collaborative approach to foreclosure recovery
The Cook County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday awarded a total of $12,068,039 in foreclosure recovery funding to two groups of communities in south and west Cook County, recognizing that these municipalities will make the most of these investments as a result of their trailblazing efforts to work across municipal borders on comprehensive, sustainable redevelopment plans.
On August 29th, Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Chicago, in partnership with the Oak Park Regional Housing Center (OPRHC), the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), Metropolitan Mayor's Caucus, and Housing Action Illinois, hosted an innovative borrower outreach day to help homeowners facing foreclosure in west Cook County. The event, called "
The Great Lakes Urban Exchange blog put a monthlong focus on the South Suburban Housing Collaborative, spurred by RHOPI partners Metropolitan Planning Council, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association. Check out the series of stories that resulted: