Articles tagged 'Vacant properties '

July 25, 2022

Legacy of Redlining Continues to Blight Communities of Color

July 19, 2022

Past redlining practices linked to present-day abandoned properties in Cook County, new report says

SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
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August 19, 2021

Building Community Data Capacity: The Southwest Organizing Project

For a decade, IHS has provided data and technical assistance to the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) to inform the organization’s programs, initiatives, and outreach in southwest Chicago. Read more here about how IHS data has helped SWOP target and rehabilitate vacant buildings after the Great Recession, distribute aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, and conduct targeted outreach to Southwest Chicago residents.

October 18, 2019

Building on empty lots to help revitalize Englewood

SOURCE: Crain's Chicago Business
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July 23, 2018

Englewood residents organize to take back their block

September 27, 2017

University, city officials evaluate impact of NU’s 2-year live-in requirement

SOURCE: The Daily Northwestern
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Indicators and Data Tools   August 3, 2017

Regional Housing Solutions Data Tool

Recently, IHS worked with Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), and Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to develop a housing market analysis to 1) identify the spatial patterns and characteristics of distinct subregional housing markets across northeastern Illinois and 2) identify a set of market-driven strategies responsive to local needs. The results of this collaborative effort were recently released through the Regional Housing Solutions website.

September 15, 2016

Using Data to Drive Community Change

How a unique partnership between organizers and data analysts helped a community group on Chicago’s southwest side develop strategies to stabilize the neighborhood’s housing market.In August, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan took a walking tour of the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. She was there to review the progress in a neighborhood that had been hard...

December 4, 2013

Understanding Vacancy: Sequencing a Property's Path Toward Vacancy

Quality data and analysis are fundamental to the successful development and implementation of policy solutions to help solve the region’s vacant-buildings problem, but, in many cases, data gaps exist that make it difficult to answer key questions about property status and housing market conditions. IHS is working to utilize...

November 11, 2013

Introducing Residential Vacancy Data on the IHS Data Portal

Few factors are as indicative of the strength or weakness of a neighborhood housing market as the level of long-term residential vacancy. And yet, reliable and easy-to-interpret data on residential vacancy are hard to collect and even harder to find. One reason for this is because collecting vacancy data requires...