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Up to Code: Chicago's Southland tackles distressed housing together
  • Publication
  • May 21, 2015
Go to Up To Code >> A group of south suburban municipalities from the Chicago region are working together to combat neighborhood decline and blight. These communities are working with regional housing experts to test and implement cross-border strategies that will build municipal capacity to…
Collaboration in Chicago’s Southern Suburbs
  • Presentation
  • Nov 15, 2010
Presented by Ed Paesel, Executive Director, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, Oct. 27, 2010, at the "GRIP the Future" launch of the Gary and Region Investment Project in Gary, Ind. The presentation explains the parallels between the south suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana; and…
CVS Caremark Partners with Charter One Workforce Housing Initiative to Help CVS/pharmacy Employees in Chicago’s South Suburbs Buy Homes
  • Apr 30, 2010
Local CVS/pharmacy Employees Eligible for Down Payment Assistance and Home-Buying Counseling (Chicago) … At a Charter One Workforce Housing Initiative convening in Olympia Fields, to promote ways local employers can contribute to stable homeownership in the south suburbs, CVS Caremark, the…
Southern suburbs using foreclosure recovery funding as a springboard
The South Suburban Housing Collaborative, a joint effort of 28 communities working through the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA), recently was awarded more than $9 million in federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding by Cook County to address foreclosed and…
Struggling communities lend a hand to one another
In a recent Chicago Public radio piece, Melissa Townsend describes the significant challenges facing south suburban Ford Heights and raises a thought-provoking question: In a time of limited resources, is Ford Heights the kind of town to invest in? MPC and the South Suburban Housing Collaborative,…
South Suburbs using unique collaborative model to compete for stimulus funds
The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) works on behalf of 42 municipalities to spur economic investment in Chicago's south suburbs. Recently, SSMMA has been structuring collaborations among multiple communities focused on similar development opporutnities, such as a partnership…
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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