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Improving Housing-Transportation Linkages: Learning from listening sessions in Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul
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  • Feb 23, 2010
On March 26, 2010, MPC joined representatives from the Center for Housing Policy, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. and ULI Minnesota in Live at the Forum to discuss recent listening sessions MPC and the Center convened in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., and Atlanta, Ga.. These…
Reconnecting Neighborhoods: Final Recommendations Report
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  • Mar 24, 2009
The Final Recommendations for the Reconnecting Neighborhoods study were prepared through the efforts of the City of Chicago, the Regional Transportation Authority, CTA, Metra, and the project planning consultants, the Metropolitan Planning Council, HNTB Corporation and MKC Associates. Many…
Understanding Employer-Assisted Housing: A Guidebook for Employers
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  • Jan 1, 2009
Employer-assisted housing (EAH) is a term used to describe a variety of housing benefits employers can offer to help their workforce afford homes. An EAH program can be a costeffective way to help improve employee recruitment, retention, productivity and morale, thereby improving the…
Plan for Transformation October 2008 Update: Community Building and the Plan for Transformation
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  • Oct 1, 2008
Updates on the status of community building efforts and resident engagement strategies in mixed-income communities.
Plan for Transformation February 2008 Update
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  • Feb 1, 2008
This update covers the development status of renovated family properties, scattered sites, and new mixed-income communities.
Lake Forest: Breaking New Ground for Affordable Housing
Report of the Metropolitan Planning Council Lake Forest Task Force
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  • (9 MB)
  • Sep 28, 2007
Regional Housing Initiative Brochure
The regional housing initiative is a new tool to make it easier to operate, develop, or rehabilitate mixed income, multi-family rental housing throughout the Chicago metropolitan region, particularly in areas of high job growth.
Welcome Home: Housing Our Community
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  • Sep 22, 2005
Welcome Home: Housing Our Community brings together mayors, developers, residents, and business people to talk about local solutions to housing - a growing crisis in our towns, in our region, and in our state. This video is intended to help your town begin a constructive dialogue about how best…
Accommodating the Housing Needs of Families and Workers as the Chicago Region and Illinois Grow
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  • Feb 6, 2004
CHALLENGES According to the 2000 census, the six-county Chicago region grew by 11 percent in population and 16 percent in jobs in the last decade, but lost more than 28,000 apartments. Illinois experienced a similar discrepancy: population increased by nearly nine percent, jobs by nearly 14…
Employer-Assisted Housing 2002 Year-end Report
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  • Feb 27, 2003
The employer-assisted housing (EAH) initiative, undertaken by the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) in collaboration with nonprofit Regional Employer-assisted Collaboration for Housing (REACH) partners and regional employers, picked up great momentum in 2002. Started in 2000, a pilot program at…

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