West Cook County Housing Collaborative

Housing collaboratives pioneer ways to make public funds more impactful

The Eastgate neighborhood in Park Forest, a village thirty miles south of Chicago, has seen its share of troubles. Relatively isolated from other development by the Sauk Trail Woods Forest Preserve, many of the neighborhood’s 300-odd homes are in poor condition. Crime and blight have been on the rise, causing the Village of Park Forest to invest more and more funds into finding solutions to revitalize the area.  

Housing collaboratives in South and West Cook County receive nearly $11 million in federal funds to stabilize communities across borders

 The West Cook County Housing Collaborative and the Chicago Southland Housing and Community Development Collaborative received nearly $11 million in federal funding from the IKE Disaster Recovery Program to further their interjurisdictional work on stabilizing communities in south and west Cook County in the wake of the foreclosure crisis.  The funding will help hard-hit communities preserve workforce housing, address blight, and recover from th

Suburban Housing Collaboratives: a Case for Interjurisdictional Collaboration

The November 2011 edition of ProfitWise News and Views, written by Susan Longworth and published by the Community Development and Policy Studies Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, features Suburban Housing Collaboratives: a Case for Interjurisdictional Collaboration.

West Cook County Housing Collaborative receives $2.9M HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant

 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling over $97 million. Twenty seven communities and organizations will receive Community Challenge grants and 29 regional areas will receive Regional Planning grants. The goal of the Sustainable Communities grants is to help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation.

West Cook County Housing Collaborative Breaks Ground on Project to Preserve Affordable Housing, Create Jobs in Maywood

Cook County Economic Development Bureau Chief Maria Saldana, IFF CEO Joe Neri, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at the groundbreaking of the Maywood Apartments

West Cook County Housing Collaborative Groundbreaking for the Maywood Apartments

 The West Cook County Housing Collaborative (WCCHC) and IFF celebrate the groundbreaking for the first property developed by WCCHC. The property transformed foreclosed units into 26 units of affordable housing. 
Maywood Mayor Henderson Yarbrough will welcome: 
Cook Count Board President Toni Preckwinkle
Bellwood Mayor Dr. Frank A. Pasquale
Berwyn Mayor Robert J. Lovero
Forest Park Mayor Anthony T. Calderone Read more »

1015-1017 S. 4th Ave. Maywood, IL
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March 10, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

South, West Cook County housing collaboratives lauded for innovation, but face new challenges

An in-depth look at the innovative regional planning and cooperation going on to revitalize neighborhoods hard hit by foreclosure in South and West Cook County can be found in the Fall/Winter edition of Shelterforce, the National Housing Institute’s journal of affordable housing and community building.

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.
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