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Announcing a new tool for housing planning in Chicagoland

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The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus are excited to announce an online tool to support comprehensive housing planning! The Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit enables Illinois municipalities to chart future demand and supply trends for housing in their communities and develop long-term housing policy plans. The toolkit is a new iteration of the Homes for a Changing Region initiative, which has provided over 40 municipalities across Chicagoland with market-based housing plans. If you want to learn more about how communities have undertaken the Homes for Changing Region planning process to set the stage for future policies and implementation, check out this MPC blog series.

The Homes for Changing Region Toolkit provides each municipality with existing demographic and housing data, a guide for community outreach and case studies on model housing policies, developments, programs and financing strategies that municipalities across the region and state may consider adopting moving forward. Municipalities that utilize the toolkit will gain a better understanding of the housing demand and supply trends in their community and will learn how to create a plan for meeting the long-term housing needs of their residents.

Check out the Homes for a Changing Region Toolkit. A webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m., to help users become familiar with the toolkit and its various functions. Sign up here!


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