Articles tagged 'COVID-19'

December 26, 2020

Outside the Loop #741: Legal coach houses in Chicago, COVID-19 in IL prisons, The pandemic’s impact on housing

SOURCE: WGN Radio
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December 18, 2020

Out of the Loop

SOURCE: Crain's Chicago Business
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December 9, 2020

Chicago protects renters. Cook County must do the same.

SOURCE: Crain's Chicago Business
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October 29, 2020

Swimming Against the Tide: An Update on COVID-19 Housing Policy Interventions

This blog revisits local, state, and federal policy interventions that emerged during the beginning months of the COVID-19 crisis. Short term supports have been critical for those able to access relief, but many of the most critical economic supports have expired and stopgap measures to temporarily extend these programs are not enough to alleviate the current economic hardship faced by many households. Read more about how these policy interventions have evolved since the first stimulus package.

Reports   October 7, 2020

The Preservation Lab: A Platform to Engage Stakeholders around Today's Affordable Housing Challenges

The Preservation Lab is an initiative co-directed by the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University (IHS) and The Preservation Compact that aims to investigate complex and timely affordable housing topics and inform affordable housing policy through applied research and stakeholder engagement.

September 3, 2020

The pandemic has made it even harder for some Chicago residents to access clean water

SOURCE: South Side Weekly
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June 5, 2020

Policy Interventions to Respond to the Housing Impacts of COVID-19

How have policymakers responded to help communities weather the economic crisis resulting from COVID-19? This blog is part of our recent series examining the impact of the pandemic in Chicago neighborhoods and highlights local, state, and federal policy interventions that aim to provide housing and financial stability during a time of economic uncertainty. As the duration of large-scale unemployment and long-term impacts of the pandemic remain unclear, these policy approaches are evolving and fast-moving to respond to changing needs.

May 18, 2020

Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Possible Impact on Cook County Homeowners

A recent IHS blog provided a preliminary analysis of the rental housing market implications of a COVID-19-related economic downturn. This brief follow-up blog takes a closer look at homeownership and provides an initial analysis of how a COVID-19 related economic downturn could impact homeowners in Cook County.

April 30, 2020

Examining the Neighborhood-Level Housing Impact of COVID-19 in Chicago: A Preliminary Analysis

To support Chicago-area housing and community development practitioners as they think through the need for housing and place-based interventions, the Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) has created a new analysis to highlight the potential economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on households with workers in occupations more vulnerable to mass layoffs.