Articles tagged 'Vacant properties '

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...

April 10, 2013

Addressing Long-Term Vacancy: The Cook County Land Bank Authority

This is the third in a series of posts discussing residential vacancy in Chicago and suburban Cook County. In the first post in this series, we examined patterns of and discussed the negative outcomes associated with long-term residential vacancy and abandonment in Chicago and in suburban Cook County. Data presented...

March 21, 2013

Addressing Long-Term Vacancy: One Policy Approach

This is the second in a series of posts discussing long-term residential vacancy in Chicago and suburban Cook County. For the first post in this series, click here. The first post in this series, Understanding vacancy: Patterns of long-term vacancy in Cook County, discussed why a residential address may become vacant and how properties that...

March 7, 2013

Understanding Vacancy: Patterns of Long-Term Vacancy in Cook County

This is the first in a series of posts exploring patterns of residential vacancy in the City of Chicago and in suburban Cook County. This post includes a discussion of local patterns of long-term residential vacancy, some of the negative outcomes associated with it, and establishes a context in which to better...

December 19, 2012

Chicago’s Midrange Homeowners Taking the Hardest Hits

SOURCE: Chicago Magazine
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