Articles tagged 'Rental Housing'
IHS Technical Assistance to Support Preservation of 2 to 4 Unit Properties in Chicago
This blog provides an overview of the current state of 2 to 4 unit housing in Chicago, new pilot programs directed at preserving multi-unit housing in Chicago, and IHS’s work in community partnerships over the years that have provided insight on the 2 to 4 unit housing market.
Patterns of Lost 2 to 4 Unit Buildings in Chicago
This analysis uses a unique data set to document the loss of the 2 to 4 stock in Chicago neighborhoods in an effort to understand the different ways that market forces put pressure on this key segment of the city’s housing market.
Characteristics of the 2 to 4 Stock in Chicago Neighborhoods
To inform ongoing policy conversations related to the preservation of 2 to 4 buildings in Chicago neighborhoods, this report updates key contextual data on the stock of 2 to 4s in Chicago, and includes new data on the characteristics of the stock, foreclosure impacts, and the importance of 2 to 4s in communities of color and for households of color.
Guest Blog: The Need for a Collective Approach to Preserving 2 to 4 Unit Housing in Chicago
This guest blog, co-authored by a group of Chicago housing organizations, responds to IHS's recent analysis on the importance of and threats to 2 to 4 unit buildings in Chicago. It emphasizes the disproportionate health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across Chicago’s communities of color; the potential implications for the stability of Chicago’s 2 to 4 unit housing stock; and the urgent need for coordinated actions to address existing needs of families that rely on the affordability that 2 to 4 flats provide.
Outside the Loop #741: Legal coach houses in Chicago, COVID-19 in IL prisons, The pandemic’s impact on housing
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Mapping Displacement Pressure in Chicago, 2020
IHS’s Mapping Displacement Pressure in Chicago project supports ongoing and future public investment decisions by creating a leading indicator to identify neighborhoods where vulnerable populations may be experiencing affordability pressures and displacement risk from increased housing costs.
Chicago protects renters. Cook County must do the same.
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Task force has ideas for more affordable housing in Chicago
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Which Chicago neighborhoods will be hit hardest by COVID-19?
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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.