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Fri Jun 10, 2011

Number Of The Week: 17,467

That is the number of rental units in foreclosed properties in Chicago. In a report (PDF) issued Thursday by the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, the 17,467 rental units came from 5,904 apartment buildings within Chicago -- which amounts to tens of thousands of Chicagoans who were left homeless in 2010.

The banks involved in the majority of the foreclosure filings are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, Deutsche Bank, US Bank, and CitiMortgage.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Thu Dec 16, 2010

Affordable Housing And Kirk

In recent years, housing battles in Chicago have mostly centered around the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation, foreclosures, and legislative initiatives like the

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by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Dec 10, 2010

Public Housing Issues Aren't Going Away

The last family living in a Cabrini-Green high-rise building moved out of their unit yesterday, and a mini-gusher of press arrived to capture the poignant moment.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Nov 5, 2010

Sweet Home's Next Steps

There was no vote on the Sweet Home Chicago Ordinance at City Council on Wednesday, but proponents of the legislation say they've got multiple options at their disposal to get the bill -- or an alternative version of it -- finally passed.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Wed Sep 8, 2010

Converting Foreclosures Into Affordable Housing With TIF (VIDEO)

A new report finds that federal resources to address the home foreclosure crisis aren't commensurate with the need and argues for using Chicago's TIF dollars to convert foreclosed properties into affordable housing.