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Regional Housing Initiative offers funding to developers and owners of rental housing in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Will counties
A new rolling application process allows developers and owners of affordable housing to submit proposals at any time.
Reinventing investment for a more livable Chicago region

The second event of the MPC-CAF summer discussion series, "Reinventing Public Investment", focused on how federal policies in housing, transportation and economic development have shaped decisions and community development in the Chicago Region.

Goal-Driven, Right-Sized and Coordinated: Federal Investment Reform for the 21st Century
In the midst of an unprecedented economic downturn, community, civic, government, nonprofit and foundation leaders across metropolitan Chicago are planting encouraging seeds of innovation. MPC has released a white paper documenting some of those innovative local efforts, and is seeking more examples to further build the case for federal investment reform.
Setting the Standard: A Practical Discussion for Developers Considering LEED-ND
MPC roundtable connects developers with LEED-ND experts from around the region to build further understanding of and support for a development rating system that encourages sustainable communities.
Local efforts aim to bridge the best of both worlds
Growing numbers of mayors are working across boundaries to meet local housing needs.
A better way to spend money
In the tradition of Rocky and Bullwinkle, MPC believes it is not the size of a state capital package that matters, but how you spend it.
Inclusionary zoning and housing trust fund on the books in St. Charles
Far west suburban city becomes the next in a string of Chicagoland communities to incorporate inclusionary zoning as a strategy to tap residential market activity, leverage public-private partnerships, and promote the local development of mixed-income housing.
MPC's New Year's resolutions
MPC staff share their plans for strengthening the region, and the organization, in 2008
Third annual mayors and homebuilders forum offers glimpse at possible collaborations
More than 60 regional mayors and homebuilders gather in Schaumburg in December to discuss strategies for cooperation and partnerships on housing.
Home Grown 2007
Home Grown: Local Housing Strategies in Action, the "living" collection of housing best practices implemented by local governments throughout the Chicago metropolitan region, has been updated for 2007.

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