Courtesy Brinshore Development LLC
Brinshore Development is the developer of the award-winning A Safe Place II in Lake County, as well as Emerson Square in Evanston, Ill. (rendering above), both of received financing support through the Regional Housing Initiative.
- By David Brint, CEO, Brinshore Development
- April 23, 2012
At the Illinois Governor’s Housing Conference on April 16, Noelle Moore, executive director of A Safe Place—a Chicago-based nonprofit that supports women and children who have experienced domestic violence—accepted the Gail Cincotta Award for A Safe Place II, the organization's first permanent housing community. The Lake County development was financed in part through the Regional Housing Initiative (RHI), which provides financial incentives, via operating subsidies, to developers and owners of quality rental housing.
Representing Brinshore Development, LLC, the company that served as the developer to this terrific nonprofit, I am honored that A Safe Place II has been recognized as a model for "innovation and excellence in affordable housing." It truly is a terrific…
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On Wednesday, April 18, the House passed the 10th extension (HB4348) of the long-term federal transportation program, SAFETEA-LU, by a vote of 293-127. While the vote would extend the federal transportation program through September, the House actually passed the bill to begin the conference process on a longer-term bill with the Senate.
After the House and Senate pass different versions of a bill, senior members from each party “conference” to resolve disagreements. The committee drafts a compromise bill that both Houses of Congress can accept. Once that compromise bill has been passed by a conference committee, it goes directly to the floor of both houses for a vote, and is not open to further amendment. The Senate will conference with its bipartisan bill, the two-year…
Deadline extended to 4 p.m. on May 23! Submit your nomination now.
The Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning encourages sensible growth by honoring innovative and visionary planning efforts in the Chicago metropolitan region. The Metropolitan Planning Council invites you to participate in the celebration of the best in plans and planning by nominating projects you think deserve such recognition.
Since 1988, the Metropolitan Planning Council has presented the annual Burnham Award to a plan that:
Promotes and implements sensible planning and development policies;
Encourages public participation and follows an open process;
Provides long-term benefits to the community and its surroundings;
Is provocative, balancing realistic expectations with vision;
Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of the Chicago South Suburbs
On April 14, 2012, Nichole Lloyd got the keys to her spacious and beautiful single-family home at 439 Winnebago in Park Forest, Ill.
- By Melvin Thompson, Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs
- April 17, 2012
Melvin Thompson is development director at Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs.
Despite the still very dark cloud hovering over the housing market, this past weekend a beautiful ray of sunshine eclipsed an otherwise overcast Saturday afternoon in the Village of Park Forest, Ill. Indeed, a silver lining to the seemingly endless foreclosure crisis in the South Cook County region could be found in the outpouring of love and support shown at the Village Hall, in celebration of a home dedication for Ms. Nichole Lloyd, the proud new owner and very grateful recipient of a place to call her own.
Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs, support from Cook County, a host of community and business partners, sponsors, local officials, and countless volunteers, Nichole Lloyd got…
Photo by Emily Cikanek
If people don't know where their water goes and how it gets there, how can they understand how to resolve community-wide problems like sewer overflows—which lead to personal problems like backyard, alley and basement flooding?
That's the question driving the Milwaukee Avenue Green Development Corridor, a pilot program helping residents and business owners in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood develop green infrastructure to help manage stormwater. Read the latest issue of What Our Water's Worth to learn more.
Live in or own property along Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square? Visit www.logansquareh2o.org to learn more about this funding program, including how to apply.