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Vacant properties: Real solutions to a regional housing challenge
  • Jan 18, 2012
Throughout January and February, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is curating a blog series on vacant properties in metropolitan Chicago. In the coming weeks, MPC's blog, The Connector — as well as the web sites of many of our partners — will feature posts from elected and…
New toolkit helps communities address vacant properties, foreclosures
  • By Guest Author
  • Mar 2, 2010
This guest post was written by Beth Dever, housing director, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. As Chicago communities continue to experience fallout from foreclosures – in 2009 alone, some 40,000 foreclosures were completed in the metropolitan region – one of their major struggles has been…
A model for sustainable redevelopment in America's inner suburbs
On Nov. 4, the Cook County Board of Commissioners distributed more than $12 million in federal foreclosure recovery funding to two groups of communities in south and west Cook County. The funding is part of $28 million that the county received through the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development…

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