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Cook County Board President applauds collaborative development in Maywood
  • By Jane Hornstein
  • Mar 24, 2011
Guest author Jane Hornstein is a senior project manager at IFF and former MPC employee. On March 10, the West Cook County Housing Collaborative, a joint effort between the municipalities of Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood, and Oak Park, gathered to celebrate the beginning of renovations on…
City of Evanston showcases a plan for new homes
See media coverage for this event in the Evanston Roundtable and the Trib Local. In early December, 2010, a crowd of 35 gathered at the City of Evanston Ecology Center to learn about new homes coming to Evanston in the next three years. 18 Evanston employers participated in the conversation, as…
Renovated affordable homes to be showcased in Chicago Lawn this Saturday
A number of renovated affordable homes in the Chicago Lawn community on Chicago’s Southwest Side will be featured during a home tour this Saturday, June 12. These homes are among a group of Chicago properties that have been rehabbed through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the goal of…
Chicago’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program is rolling out its first homes
The City of Chicago’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) will have its first homes available for sale by the end of this month. MPC, through its employer-assisted housing initiative, is working with local employers to help the city achieve its goal of having at least 10 percent of the…
Another nod to community collaboration
In another nod to the common sense benefits of regional collaboration, the National Housing Conference (NHC), a nonprofit advocate for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment, recently named MPC’s Interjurisdictional Collaboration…
Disappointed, but still hopeful, in the wake of NSP2
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced awardees for the second round of Neighborhood Stabilization Program foreclosure recovery funding. While MPC and our partners appreciated the significant allocations to the City of Chicago and Evanston, we also felt a sharp…
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…
Linking Housing to Prosperity: Successes & Opportunities
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  • Oct 23, 2009
Listen to this recording of MPC's Oct. 23, 2009, roundtable featuring a panel discussion on local workforce housing successes and opportunities to shape federal investments to promote more livable communities. Panelists were Dorothy Shaw, director of state & local affairs for Northrop Grumman…
Local ideas inform regional and national trends

Building on lessons learned by local leaders, MPC, and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus during the first round of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning submits massive regional proposal for NSP 2.

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