- CVS Caremark Partners with Charter One Workforce Housing Initiative to Help CVS/pharmacy Employees in Chicago’s South Suburbs Buy Homes
- 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…
- South suburban employers gather for Charter One Workforce Housing Initiative convening
- This post also appeared in the South Suburban News.
The story was featured in Chicago Magazine's Deal Estate and in the Southtown Star.
See photos of this event on MPC's flickr page.
More than 60 south suburban employers and local officials gathered today for a Charter One Workforce Housing…
- Designing for 98% of the population
- This past weekend, Karin Sommer, MPC Associate, and I joined more than 200 architects, engineers, planners and sociologists from around the globe for the 10th annual Structures for Inclusion (SFI) conference in Washington, D.C., where participants discussed the vital role design can play in…
- 'Affordable living' still elusive for many
- Two reports released in late March by MPC's partners show there's still more work to do before affordable living is truly within reach for most American families.
The Center for Housing Policy's annual Paycheck to Paycheck study estimated the median home price in Chicago fell from $225,000 in 2008…
- 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…
- Tribune article highlights Lake Forest's 'model' housing plan and leadership of supportive employers
- A fantastic Chicago Tribune article this Sunday, by Sharon Stangenes, led with the story of Carla Gardner, a 72-year-old lifelong North Shore resident who has been able to continue to live in Lake Forest thanks to the city’s efforts to balance its housing stock. Gardner, who raised three…
- MPC to participate in national workforce housing forum
- On Wednesday, Feb. 10, I will be in New York to participate in a panel discussion: Producing Affordable Employer-Assisted Housing – Where the Jobs Go to Sleep at Night. It’s part of the ULI Terwilliger Center’s Workforce Housing Forum. I will provide some examples of the role of…
- MPC's EAH initiative yields successful homebuyers in Nevada
- If you would have told me back in 2000 that MPC's efforts to start an employer-assisted housing program in northeastern Illinois would have led to Nevada - and more than a half dozen other states - investing millions of dollars in EAH programs, I would have said you were dreaming. But today, as I…
- 'It's in business's best interest to back affordable housing'
- MPC President MarySue Barrett's op-ed in this week's Crain's Chicago Business highlights a welcome trend: Employers across the region are putting their weight behind the creation and preservation of homes their workers can afford.
At a time when all employers are pinching pennies, they're…
- It's in business's best interest to back affordable housing
- This op-ed by MPC President MarySue Barrett ran in Crain's Chicago Business on Nov. 16, 2009
Across the Chicago area, local government officials are hearing increasingly from employers that maintaining homes affordable to their workers isn't a maybe — it's a must.
One might be surprised to…
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